Sources of East Asian Tradition: The Modern Period by Wm. Theodore de BarySources of East Asian Tradition: The Modern Period by Wm. Theodore de Bary

Sources of East Asian Tradition: The Modern Period

byWm. Theodore de Bary

Paperback | July 15, 2008

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In Sources of East Asian Tradition, Wm. Theodore de Bary offers a selection of essential readings from his immensely popular anthologies Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Korean Tradition, and Sources of Japanese Tradition so readers can experience a concise but no less comprehensive portrait of the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of East Asia. Volume 1 samples writings from the earliest times to 1600, illuminating life in early China and the first imperial age, as well as the profound impact of Daoism, Buddhism, the Confucian revival, and Neo-Confucianism; the origins of Korean culture and political structures, up through the Choson dynasty; and major developments in early and medieval Japan. De Bary maintains his trademark balance of source materials, including seminal readings in the areas of history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, thereby continuing his own tradition of providing an exceptional resource for teachers, scholars, students, and the general reader.

Wm. Theodore de Bary is the John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University and past president of the Association for Asian Studies. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia and is the coeditor of Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Japanese Tradition, and Sources of Korean Tradit...
Title:Sources of East Asian Tradition: The Modern PeriodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:936 pagesPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231143052

ISBN - 13:9780231143059


Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I. Traditional ChinaExplanatory NoteContributorsChronology1. The Oracle-Bone Inscriptions of the Late Shang Dynasty, by David N. Keightley2. Classical Sources of Chinese Tradition, by Burton Watson, David S. Nivison, Irene Bloom3. Confucius and the Analects, by Irene Bloom4. Mozi: Utility, Uniformity, and Universal Love, by Burton Watson5. The Way of Laozi and Zhuangzi6. The Evolution of the Confucian Tradition in Antiquity7. Legalists and Militarists8. The Han Reaction to Qin Absolutism9. Syncretic Visions of State, Society, and Cosmos, by Harold Roth, Sarah Queen, Nathan Sivin10. The Imperial Order and Han Syntheses11. The Economic Order, by Burton Watson12. The Great Han Historians, by Burton Watson13. Learning of the Mysterious, by Richard John Lynn, Wing-Tsit Chan14. Daoist Religion, by Nathan Sivin, Kristofer Schipper15. The Introduction of Buddhism, by Leon Hurvitz, Tsai Heng-Ting16. Schools of Buddhist Doctrine, by Leon Hurvitz, Burton Watson, Daniel Stevenson, George Tanabe, Wing-Tsit Chan17. Schools of Buddhist Practice, by Leon Hurvitz, Daniel Stevenson, Philip B. Yampolsky, Chün-Fang Yü18. Social Life and Political Culture in the Tang19. The Confucian Revival in the Song, by Wm. Theodore de Bary20. Neo-Confucianism: The Philosophy of Human Nature and the Way of the Sage21. Zhu Xi's Neo-Confucian Program, by Wm. Theodore de Bary22. Ideological Foundations of Late Imperial China, by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Edward Farmer, John Dardess23. Neo-Confucian Education, by Wm. Theodore de Bary24. Self and Society in the MingPart II. Traditional KoreaExplanatory NoteContributorsChronology25. Origins of Korean Culture26. The Rise of the Three Kingdoms27. The Introduction of Buddhism28. Consolidation of the State29. The Rise of Buddhism30. Local Clans and the Rise of the Meditation School31. Early Koryo? Political Structure32. Military Rule and Late Koryo? Reform33. Buddhism: The Ch'0?nt'ae and Chogye Schools34. Neo-Confucianism35. Political Thought in Early Choso?n36. Culture37. Social Life38. Economy39. Thought40. BuddhismPart III. Traditional JapanExplanatory NoteContributorsChronology41. The Earliest Records of Japan42. Early Shinto43. Prince Shotoku and His Constitution44. Chinese Thought and Institutions in Early Japan45. Nara Buddhism46. Saicho and Mount Hiei, by Ryusaku Tsunoda, Paul Groner47. Kukai and Esoteric Buddhism48. Amida, the Pure Land, and the Response of theOld Buddhism to the New49. New Views of History, by Paul Varley50. The Way of the Warrior, by Paul Varley51. Nichiren: The Sun and the Lotus, by Philip B. Yampolsky52. Zen Buddhism, by William Bodiford53. Shinto in Medieval Japan54. The Vocabulary of Japanese Aesthetics55. Women's Education56. Law and Precepts for the Warrior Houses, by Paul Varley57. The Regime of the Unifiers, by Jurgis S. A. ElisonasBibliographyIndex

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This title is recommended for academic libraries for their history and Asian collections.