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: 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 Chinese Tradition

Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231517997
Release Date: 2001-04-18
Genre: History

For four decades Sources of Chinese Tradition has served to introduce Western readers to Chinese civilization as it has been seen through basic writings and historical documents of the Chinese themselves. Now in its second edition, revised and extended through Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin–era China, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, and thought in the world's largest nation. Award-winning China scholar Wm. Theodore de Bary—who edited the first edition in 1960—and his coeditor Richard Lufrano have revised and updated the second volume of Sources to reflect the interactions of ideas, institutions, and historical events from the seventeenth century up to the present day. Beginning with Qing civilization and continuing to contemporary times, volume II brings together key source texts from more than three centuries of Chinese history, with opening essays by noted China authorities providing context for readers not familiar with the period in question. Here are just a few of the topics covered in this second volume of Sources of Chinese Tradition: Early Sino-Western contacts in the seventeenth century; Four centuries of Chinese reflections on differences between Eastern and Western civilizations; Nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements, with treatises on women's rights, modern science, and literary reform; Controversies over the place of Confucianism in modern Chinese society; The nationalist revolution—including readings from Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek; The communist revolution—with central writings by Mao Zedong; Works from contemporary China—featuring political essays from Deng Xiaoping and dissidents including Wei Jingsheng. With more than two hundred selections in lucid, readable translation by today's most renowned experts on Chinese language and civilization, Sources of Chinese Tradition will continue to be recognized as the standard for source readings on Chinese civilization, an indispensable learning tool for scholars and students of Asian civilizations.

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 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 Japanese Tradition

Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231518055
Release Date: 2002-04-10
Genre: History

Sources of Japanese Tradition is a best-selling classic, unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion in the Land of the Rising Sun. In this long-awaited second edition, the editors have revised or retranslated most of the texts in the original 1958 edition, and added a great many selections not included or translated before. They have also restructured volume 1 to span the period from the early Japanese chronicles to the end of the sixteenth century. New additions include: * readings on early and medieval Shinto and on the tea ceremony, * readings on state Buddhism and Chinese political thought influential in Japan, and * sections on women's education, medieval innovations in the uses of history, and laws and precepts of the medieval warrior houses. Together, the selections shed light on the development of Japanese civilization in its own terms, without reference to Western parallels, and will continue to assist generations of students and lay readers in understanding Japanese culture.

Confucian Tradition and Global Education

Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231141203
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Drawn from a series of lectures that Wm. Theodore de Bary delivered in honor of the Chinese philosopher Tang Junyi, Confucian Tradition and Global Education is a unique synthesis of essay and debate concerning the future of Chinese education and the potential political uses of Confucianism in the contemporary world. Rapid modernization and the rise of English as a global language increasingly threaten East Asia's cultural diversity and long-standing Confucian traditions. De Bary argues that keeping Confucianism alive in China is not only a matter of "Chinese identity," but also a critical part of achieving a multicultural global education. Scholars take different views on what is worth preserving in Confucian tradition, and whether it is possible for the classical teachings to remain relevant in today's high-tech educational environment. De Bary and his contributors assert that the Chinese classics are the key to this survival, and therefore their inclusion in a global humanities curriculum is essential. De Bary also believes in the power of the classics to humanize the modernization process and to shape a more democratic East Asia. Kwan Tze-wan discusses the difficulty of teaching the Chinese humanities in English when certain ideas and values are best expressed in a native language, and Cheung Chan Fai demonstrates how it is still possible for Confucian humanism to contribute to a modern liberal education. Timely and passionately argued, Confucian Tradition and Global Education is a major work emphasizing the importance of Chinese philosophy in the post-World War II era.

Sources of Korean Tradition

Author: Peter H. Lee
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231515316
Release Date: 1996-11-21
Genre: History

Drawn from Peter H. Lee's Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume I, this abridged introductory collection offers students and general readers primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from ancient times through the sixteenth century. Sources of Korean Tradition is arranged according to the major epochs of Korean history, including sections on: Korean culture - its origins, writing, education, poetry, song, social life, and rituals; religion - the rise of Buddhism and Confucianism; the economy - the land, agriculture, commerce, and currency; and its changing political structures. A superb collection by the foremost scholars in the field, Sources of Korean Tradition is supplemented by a bibliography and prefaces by both editors. An impressive storehouse for the grand corpus of thought, beliefs, and customs held by people of Korea for centuries, this volume is a valuable companion for those interested in the history of Korea and East Asian studies.

Gespr che

Author: Konfuzius
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535100206
Release Date: 2016-07-04
Genre:

»Lernen und nicht denken ist nichtig. Denken und nicht lernen ist ermüdend.«... "Lunyu" heißt das bedeutende Werk über die Lehre des Konfuzius...

T chter des Himmels

Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641149598
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Genre: Fiction

Vier junge Frauen zwischen altem China und neuer Welt. Waverly, June, Rose und Lena, vier junge Frauen in San Francisco. Durch und durch Amerikanerinnen, die der American Way of Life stark geprägt hat – im Gegensatz zu ihren Müttern. Die sind 1949 unter dramatischen Umständen vor der roten Armee in die Vereinigten Staaten geflüchtet und noch immer chinesisch bis in die Knochen. Zwei Kulturen prallen aufeinander und scheinen nicht zueinanderzufinden. Bis die Töchter erkennen, dass sie die einmalige Chance haben, zwei Welten in sich zu verbinden, sie müssen nur bereit dafür sein.

Chinese Literature A Very Short Introduction

Author: Sabina Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199913138
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: History

Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought. Knight also illuminates the role of elite patronage; the ways literature has served the interests of specific groups; and questions of canonization, language, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. The book includes Chinese characters for names, titles, and key terms.

Ms Marvel 01

Author: G. Willow Wilson
Publisher:
ISBN: 395798338X
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre:


Das R tsel der Donauzivilisation

Author: Harald Haarmann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406622113
Release Date: 2011-09-23
Genre: History

In den letzten Jahren haben Archäologen immer mehr Belege dafür gefunden, dass es zwischen dem 6. und dem 4. Jahrtausend v. Chr. auf dem Balkan eine Hochkultur gab, die bereits vor den Mesopotamiern die Schrift kannte. Harald Haarmann führt in diesem Buch erstmals umfassend in diese bisher unbekannte, in vielem noch rätselhafte alteuropäische Kultur ein. Er beschreibt Handelswege und Siedlungen, Kunst und Handwerk, Mythologie und Schrift der Donauzivilisation, geht ihren Ursprüngen am Schwarzen Meer nach und zeigt auf, welchen Einfluss sie auf die Kultur der griechischen Antike und des Vorderen Orients hatte.

Historisierung der Historik

Author: Thomas Sandkühler
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783412504083
Release Date: 2018-11-12
Genre: History

Jörn Rüsen, einer der wichtigsten Historiker der Bundesrepublik, begeht im Oktober 2018 seinen 80. Geburtstag. Sein ganzes akademisches Leben war durch die Arbeit an dem bestimmt, was Rüsen zu Beginn seiner Laufbahn zu erneuern angetreten war: die Historik als Inbegriff der Theorie und Methode der Geschichtswissenschaft. Sie zieht sich wie ein roter Faden durch Rüsens weitgespanntes Œuvre, das im vorliegenden Band durch sein vollständiges Schriftenverzeichnis abgebildet wird. In der Festschrift nehmen akademische Schüler, Weggefährten, Kolleginnen und Kollegen Stellung zu seinem Werk: zu Schlüsselbegriffen und Kategorien seiner Historik, zu Rüsens Wirken als Historiker und Hochschullehrer, zu notwendigen Erweiterungen seiner Arbeit an den Grundlagen dessen, was die Gegenwart forschend und selbstreflexiv aus der Vergangenheit lernen kann und lernen soll. Die Festschrift zu seinem 80. Geburtstag möchte Rüsen auch als Gründer der Schriftenreihe „Beiträge zur Geschichtskultur“ würdigen. Sie ist zugleich Band 39 dieser Reihe und der erste Band, den ein jüngeres Reihen-Herausgeberteam auf den Weg bringt. Die „Historisierung der Historik“ vereint insofern Retrospektiven und Neubeginn im Blick auf das reiche wissenschaftliche und editorische Schaffen von Jörn Rüsen.