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:
o readings on early and medieval Shinto and on the tea
o readings on state Buddhism and Chinese political thought
influential in Japan, and
o sections on women's education, medieval innovations in the
uses of history, and laws and precepts of the medieval warrior
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.
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