Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged: 1600 to 2000; Part 1: 1600 to 1868

Paperback | October 3, 2006

EditorWm. Theodore de Bary

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For almost fifty years, Sources of Japanese Tradition has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization.

Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-Confucianism and Buddhism and the initial encounters of Japan and the West. Part 2 begins with the Meiji period and ends at the new millennium, shedding light on such major movements as the Enlightenment, constitutionalism, nationalism, socialism, and feminism, and the impact of the postwar occupation. Commentary by major scholars and comprehensive bibliographies and indexes are included.

Together, these readings map out the development of modern Japanese civilization and illuminate the thought and teachings of its intellectual, political, and religious leaders.

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For almost fifty years, Sources of Japanese Tradition has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and rea...

Wm. Theodore de Bary is the John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University and currently holds the title of Special Service Professor. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia and is the editor of the first editions of Sources of Chinese Tradition (Columbia) and Sources of Japanese Tr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:648 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231139179

ISBN - 13:9780231139175

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PrefaceExplanatory NoteChronologyContributorsPart IV. The Tokugawa Peace20. Ieyasu and the Founding of the Tokugawa Shogunate, by Willem Boot21. Confucianism in the Early Tokugawa Period, by Willem Boot22. The Spread of Neo-Confucianism in Japan23. The Evangelic Furnace: Japan's First Encounter with the West, by J. S. A. Elisonas24. Confucian Revisionists, by Wm. Theodore de Bary and John A. Tucker25. Varieties of Neo-Confucian Education26. Popular Instruction27. "Dutch Learning," by Grant Goodman28. Eighteenth-Century Rationalism29. The Way of the Warrior II30. The National Learning Schools, by Peter Nosco31. Buddhism in the Tokugawa Period32. Orthodoxy, Protest, and Local Reform33. Forerunners of the Restoration34. The Debate over Seclusion and RestorationBibliographyIndex

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The volumes of Sources of Japanese Tradition have proved to be invaluable guides to the study of Japanese history and culture. The revised volume contains a large amount of new material, reflecting the recent scholarly achievements, especially in social and religious history. Its publication is welcome news to teachers and students of Japanese civilization and all those who are interested in the origins of contemporary Japanese society and culture.