Sources of Chinese Tradition

Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231109393
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: History

A collection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of China, this text provides a resource for scholars and students and an introduction for general readers.

Sources of Chinese Tradition

Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231517997
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: History

-- Ying-shih Yü, Gordon Wu 1958 Professor of Chinese Studies and professor of history, Princeton University

Sources of Chinese Tradition

Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231109385
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Chronologically presents Chinese civilization, covering antiquity figures such as Confucius, Mencius, and Laozi; the Han dynasty, including readings from the "I Jing"; the development of Buddhism, including Daoism and Mahayana Buddhism; Neo-Confucianism; and thought in late imperial China.

Sources of East Asian Tradition The modern period

Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231143230
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

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 2 covers major events from 1600 to the present, including the initial contact of China, Korea, and Japan with the West; nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements in China, along with the Nationalist and Communist revolutions; Korea's encounter with imperialist Japan; and the Meiji Restoration, the emergence of political parties and liberalism, and the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars. 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.

Sources of Korean Tradition From the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries

Author: Peter H. Lee
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231120303
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

This collection of seminal primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from the sixteenth century to the present day lays the groundwork for understanding Korean civilization and demonstrates how leading intellectuals and public figures in Korea have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they lived in.

Sources of East Asian Tradition Premodern Asia

Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231143052
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

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.

Sources of Japanese Tradition

Author: Ryūsaku Tsunoda
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231086040
Release Date: 1964-01
Genre: Japan

The discovery of many well-preserved fossil hominid primates has inspired a wealth of research on such issues as their ages, paleoecological settings, and the conditions responsible for their extinction. This book presents a comprehensive survey of current knowledge from paleoclimatological, geochronological, stratigraphic, and taphonomic perspectives and is the first to present findings on factors in the turnover or transformation of faunas and floras in various regions throughout the Neogene period.

Chinese Religions

Author: J. Ching
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349229048
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre: Religion

This is a comprehensive work on the religions of China. As such, it includes an introduction giving an overview of the subject, and the special themes treated in the book, as well as detailed chapters on ancient religions, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese Islam, Christianity in China as well as popular religion. Throughout the book, care is taken to present both the philosophical teachings as well as the religious practices of the religious traditions, and reflections are offered regarding their present situation and future prospects. Comparisons are offered with other religions, especially Christianity.

Chinese Civilization

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439188394
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: History

Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture.

Waiting for the Dawn

Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231080972
Release Date: 1993-01
Genre: History

Since it was first published more than forty years ago, Sources of Japanese Tradition, Volume 2, has been considered the authoritative sourcebook for readers and scholars interested in Japan from the eighteenth century to the post-World War II period. Now greatly expanded to include the entire twentieth century, and beginning in 1600, Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers and political leaders. The volume also offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents' historical settings and significance. Wonderfully varied in its selections, this eagerly anticipated expanded edition has revised many of the texts from the original edition and added a great many not included or translated before. New additions include documents on the postwar era, the importance of education in the process of modernization, and women's issues. Beginning with documents from the founding of the Tokugawa shogunate, the collection's essays, manifestos, religious tracts, political documents, and memoirs reflect major Japanese religious, philosophical, social and political movements. Subjects covered include the spread of neo-Confucian and Buddhist teachings, Japanese poetry and aesthetics, and the Meiji Restoration. Other documents reflect the major political trends and events of the period: the abolition of feudalism, agrarian reform, the emergence of poltical parties and liberalism, and the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars. The collection also includes Western and Japanese impressions of each other through Western religious missions and commercial and cultural exchanges. These selections underscore Japanese and Western apprehension of and fascination with each other. As Japan entered the twentieth century, new political and social movements -- Marxism, anarchism, socialism, nationalism, and feminism -- entered the national consciousness. Later readings in the collection look at the buildup to war with the United States, military defeat and American occupation. Documents from the postwar period echo Japan's struggle with its own history and its development as a capitalist democracy.

Religions of China in Practice

Author: Donald S. Lopez
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691021430
Release Date: 1996-04-07
Genre: Religion

This third volume of Princeton Readings in Religions demonstrates that the "three religions" of China--Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism (with a fourth, folk religion, sometimes added)--are not mutually exclusive: they overlap and interact with each other in a rich variety of ways. The volume also illustrates some of the many interactions between Han culture and the cultures designated by the current government as "minorities." Selections from minority cultures here, for instance, are the folktale of Ny Dan the Manchu Shamaness and a funeral chant of the Yi nationality collected by local researchers in the early 1980s. Each of the forty unusual selections, from ancient oracle bones to stirring accounts of mystic visions, is preceded by a substantial introduction. As with the other volumes, most of the selections here have never been translated before. Stephen Teiser provides a general introduction in which the major themes and categories of the religions of China are analyzed. The book represents an attempt to move from one conception of the "Chinese spirit" to a picture of many spirits, including a Laozi who acquires magical powers and eventually ascends to heaven in broad daylight; the white-robed Guanyin, one of the most beloved Buddhist deities in China; and the burning-mouth hungry ghost. The book concludes with a section on "earthly conduct."

Lives of Confucius

Author: Michael Nylan
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307590224
Release Date: 2010-04-13
Genre: History

Confucius—“Master Kung” (551–479 BCE), the Chinese thinker and social philosopher—originated teachings that have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life over many centuries. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, justice, and appropriateness in social relationships. In time these values gained prom­inence in China over other doctrines, such as Taoism and even Buddhism. His thoughts later developed into a system of philosophy known as Confucianism. Today there remain many mysteries about the actual circumstances of his life, and the development of his influence has yet to be encapsulated for the general reader. But with Michael Nylan and Thomas Wilson’s Lives of Confucius, many mysteries are laid to rest about his historical life, and fascinating details emerge about how his mythic stature evolved over time, right up to the present day. From the Hardcover edition.

Confucianism for the Modern World

Author: Daniel A. Bell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521821001
Release Date: 2003-09-08
Genre: History

This volume argues for the relevance of Confucian policies and institutions for the contemporary world.