Tetsugaku Companion To Ogyu Sorai by W.j. BootTetsugaku Companion To Ogyu Sorai by W.j. Boot

Tetsugaku Companion To Ogyu Sorai

byW.j. BootEditorDaiki Takayama

Hardcover | September 19, 2019

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This book contains short analyses (kaidai) of Ogyu Sorai's (1666-1728) most important works, as well as a biography and a number of essays. The essays explore various aspects of his teachings, of the origins of his thought, and of the reception of his ideas in Japan, China, and Korea before and after "modernization" struck in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Ogyu Sorai has come to be considered the pivotal thinker in the intellectual history of Early Modern Japan. More research has been done on Sorai than on any other Confucian thinker of this period. This book disentangles the modern reception from the way in which Sorai's ideas were understood and evaluated in Japan and China in the century following his death. The joint conclusion of the research of a number of the foremost specialists in Japan, Taiwan, and the West is that Sorai was and remains an original, innovative, and important thinker, but that his position within East-Asian thought should be redefined in terms of the East-Asian tradition to which he belonged, and not in the paradigms of European History of Philosophy or Intellectual History. The book represents up-to-date scholarship and allows both the young scholar to acquaint himself with Sorai, and the intellectual historian to compare Sorai with other thinkers of other times and of other philosophical traditions.

W.J. Boot studied Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies at Leiden University and Kyoto University. He specialised in the history of Japanese Thought. He took his PhD in 1983 (The Adoption and Adaptation of Neo-Confucianism in Japan: The Role of Fujiwara Seika and Hayashi Razan), and was appointed professor of Japanese and Korean studies...
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Title:Tetsugaku Companion To Ogyu SoraiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:187 pagesPublished:September 19, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030154742

ISBN - 13:9783030154745

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Biography (Sawai Keiichi).- Chapter 2. Introduction: Ken'en zuihitsu, Ken'en jippitsu (Lan Hongyue).- Chapter 3. Introduction: Yakubun sentei (Aihara KÅsaku).- Chapter 4. Introduction: Rongo-chÅ, Daigaku-kai, ChÅ«yÅ-kai (Watanabe Hirsohi).- Chapter 5. Introduction: Gakusoku, Sorai-sensei tÅmonsho (Takayama Daiki).- Chapter 6. Introduction: BendÅ, Benmei (John A. Tucker).- Chapter 7. Introduction: Taiheisaku, Seidan (Tajiri YÅ«ichirÅ).- Chapter 8. Introduction: military lore (Heigaku) (Kojima Yasunori).- Chapter 9. Introduction: Sorai-shÅ« (Sawai Keiichi).- Chapter 10. Olivier Ansart: On ghosts and Spirits.- Chapter 11. John Tucker: Sorai and Jinsai.- Chapter 12. Kojima Yasnori: On Education.-Chapter 13. Lan Hongyue: The Reception of Sorai's Teachings in East-Asia.- Chapter 14. W.J. Boot: The reception of Sorai in the Later Edo Period.- Chapter 15: Takayama Daiki: Sorai Studies in Modern Japan (Takayama Daiki).