Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged: 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000

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 John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University, and Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia, and is coeditor of the first edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition, as well as Sources of Japanese Tradition and So...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 6.1 × 9.3 × 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceExplanatory NoteChronologyContributorsPart V. Japan, Asia, and the West35. The Meiji Restoration, by Fred G. Notehelfer36. Civilization and Enlightenment, by Albert Craig37. Popular Rights and Constitutionalism, by James Huffman38. Education in Meiji Japan, by Richard Rubinger39. Nationalism and Pan-Asianism40. The High Tide of Prewar Liberalism, by Arthur E. Tiedemann41. Socialism and the Left, by Andrew Barshay42. The Rise of Revolutionary Nationalism, by Marius Jansen43. Empire and War, by Peter DuusPart VI. Postwar Japan44. The Occupation Years, 1945-1952, by Marlene Mayo45. Democracy and High Growth, by Andrew GordonPart VII. Aspects of the Modern Experience46. The New Religions, by Helen Hardacre47. Japan and the World in Cultural Debate49. Thinking with the Past: History Writing in Modern Japan, by Carol GluckBibliographyIndex

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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. Its publication is welcome news to all those who are interested in the origins of contemporary Japanese society and culture." -- Akira Iriye