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Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary,... Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann
R822 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R217 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Sources of Korean Tradition - From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries (Paperback, New): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Korean Tradition - From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries (Paperback, New)
Wm.Theodore De Bary; As told to Yongho Ch'oe, Wm.Theodore De Bary, Hugh Kang
R807 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R190 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Modeled after the classic "Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Japanese Tradition, " and "Sources of Indian Tradition, " 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.

The selections range from the mid- and late Chos?n dynasty in the sixteenth century, through the encounter with the West and imperialist Japan in the late ninteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the political and cultural events in South and North Korea since 1945 -- ending with President Kim Taejung's 1998 inaugural address.

Sources of Chinese Tradition - From Earliest Times to 1600 (Paperback, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary, Irene Bloom,... Sources of Chinese Tradition - From Earliest Times to 1600 (Paperback, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Irene Bloom, Richard Lufrano
R919 R709 Discovery Miles 7 090 Save R210 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of seminal primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of China, "Sources of Chinese Tradition, Volume 1" has been widely used and praised for almost forty years as an authoritative resource for scholars and students and as a thorough and engaging introduction for general readers. Here at last is a completely revised and expanded edition of this classic sourcebook, compiled by noted China scholars Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom. Updated to reflect recent scholarly developments, with extensive material on popular thought and religion, social roles, and women's education, this edition features new translations of more than half the works from the first edition, as well as many new selections.

Arranged chronologically, this anthology is divided into four parts, beginning at the dawn of literate Chinese civilization with the Oracle-Bone inscriptions of the late Shang dynasty (1571--1045 B.C.E.) and continuing through the end of the Ming dynasty (C.E. 1644). Each chapter has an introduction that provides useful historical context and offers interpretive strategies for understanding the readings.

The first part, The Chinese Tradition in Antiquity, considers the early development of Chinese civilization and includes selections from Confucius's "Analects, " the texts of Mencius and Laozi, as well as other key texts from the Confucian, Daoist, and Legalist schools. Part 2, The Making of a Classical Culture, focuses on Han China with readings from the "Classic of Changes" ( "I Jing"), the "Classic of Filiality, " major Han syntheses, and the great historians of the Han dynasty. The development of Buddhism, from the earliest translations from Sanskrit to the central texts of the Chan school (which became Zen in Japan), is the subject of the third section of the book. Titled Later Daoism and Mahayana Buddhism in China, this part also covers the teachings of Wang Bi, Daoist religion, and texts of the major schools of Buddhist doctrine and practice. The final part, The Confucian Revival and Neo-Confucianism, details the revival of Confucian thought in the Tang, Song, and Ming periods, with historical documents that link philosophical thought to political, social, and educational developments in late imperial China.

With annotations, a detailed chronology, glossary, and a new introduction by the editors, "Sources of Chinese Tradition" will continue to be a standard resource, guidebook, and introduction to Chinese civilization well into the twenty-first century.

Sources of Japanese Tradition - From Earliest Times to 1600 (Paperback, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck,... Sources of Japanese Tradition - From Earliest Times to 1600 (Paperback, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur Tiedemann; Edited by Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, …
R877 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R209 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 ceremony,

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 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.

Sources of East Asian Tradition - The Modern Period (Paperback): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of East Asian Tradition - The Modern Period (Paperback)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R795 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R162 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

The Great Civilized Conversation - Education for a World Community (Hardcover): Wm.Theodore De Bary The Great Civilized Conversation - Education for a World Community (Hardcover)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R1,573 R1,168 Discovery Miles 11 680 Save R405 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Having spent decades teaching and researching the humanities, Wm. Theodore de Bary is well positioned to speak on its merits and reform. Believing a classical liberal education is more necessary than ever, he outlines in these essays a plan to update existing core curricula by incorporating classics from both Eastern and Western traditions, thereby bringing the philosophy and moral values of Asian civilizations to American students and vice versa.

The author establishes a concrete link between teaching the classics of world civilizations and furthering global humanism. Selecting texts that share many of the same values and educational purposes, he joins Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources into a revised curriculum that privileges humanity and civility. He also explores the tradition of education in China and its reflection of Confucian and Neo-Confucian beliefs. He reflects on history's great scholar-teachers and what their methods can teach us today, and he dedicates three essays to the power of "The Analects of Confucius," "The Tale of Genji," and "The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon" in the classroom.

Sources of East Asian Tradition - The Modern Period (Paperback): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of East Asian Tradition - The Modern Period (Paperback)
Wm.Theodore De Bary; Edited by William Theodore de Bary
R859 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R191 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 Chinese Tradition - From 1600 Through the Twentieth Century (Paperback, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary, Irene... Sources of Chinese Tradition - From 1600 Through the Twentieth Century (Paperback, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Irene Bloom
R886 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R209 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary,... Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Paperback, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann
R819 R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Save R217 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The Great Civilized Conversation - Education for a World Community (Paperback): Wm.Theodore De Bary The Great Civilized Conversation - Education for a World Community (Paperback)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R582 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R129 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Having spent decades teaching and researching the humanities, Wm. Theodore de Bary is well positioned to speak on its merits and reform. Believing a classical liberal education is more necessary than ever, he outlines in these essays a plan to update existing core curricula by incorporating classics from both Eastern and Western traditions, thereby bringing the philosophy and moral values of Asian civilizations to American students and vice versa.

The author establishes a concrete link between teaching the classics of world civilizations and furthering global humanism. Selecting texts that share many of the same values and educational purposes, he joins Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources into a revised curriculum that privileges humanity and civility. He also explores the tradition of education in China and its reflection of Confucian and Neo-Confucian beliefs. He reflects on history's great scholar-teachers and what their methods can teach us today, and he dedicates three essays to the power of "The Analects of Confucius," "The Tale of Genji," and "The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon" in the classroom.

Sources of Japanese Tradition - 1600 to 2000 (Hardcover, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Donald Keene,... Sources of Japanese Tradition - 1600 to 2000 (Hardcover, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Donald Keene, Arthur Tiedemann, George Tanabe, …
R1,746 R1,316 Discovery Miles 13 160 Save R430 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 from 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 setting 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 political parties and liberalism, and the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars. The collection also includes Western and Japanese impressions of each other via 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, feminism, and nationalism-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.

Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Hardcover, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary,... Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged - 1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000 (Hardcover, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann
R2,247 R1,656 Discovery Miles 16 560 Save R591 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Paperback): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Paperback)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Hardcover): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Hardcover)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sources of Indian Tradition Volume I (Paperback): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Indian Tradition Volume I (Paperback)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Sources of Chinese Tradition, v. 2 - Sources of Chinese Tradition (Hardcover, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary, Irene... Sources of Chinese Tradition, v. 2 - Sources of Chinese Tradition (Hardcover, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Irene Bloom, Richard Lufrano
R2,340 R1,725 Discovery Miles 17 250 Save R615 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 - The Modern Period (Hardcover): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of East Asian Tradition - The Modern Period (Hardcover)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R2,267 R1,676 Discovery Miles 16 760 Save R591 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 Indian Tradition; Volume I (Hardcover): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Hardcover)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R998 R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Save R235 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Paperback): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Paperback)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
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Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Hardcover): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Hardcover)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
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Five Women Who Loved Love - Amorous Tales from 17th-Century Japan (Paperback): Saikaku Ihara, Wm.Theodore De Bary Five Women Who Loved Love - Amorous Tales from 17th-Century Japan (Paperback)
Saikaku Ihara, Wm.Theodore De Bary
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First published in 1686, this collection of five novellas was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy world that was Genroku Japan, and the book's popularity has increased with age, making it today a literary classic like Boccaccio's Decameron, or the works of Rabelais. The book follows five determined women in their always amorous, erotic and usually illicit adventures. The five heroines are Onatsu, already wise in the ways of love the tender age of sixteen; Osen, a faithful wife until unjustly accused of adultery; Osan, a Kyoto beauty who falls asleep in the wrong bed; Oshichi, willing to burn down a city to meet her samurai lover; and Oman, who has to compete with handsome boys to win her lover's affections. But the book is more than a collection of skillfully told erotic tales, for Saikaku could not delve into the inmost secrets of human life only to expose them to ridicule or snickering prurience. Obviously fascinated by the variety and complexity of human love, but retaining always a sense of its intrinsic dignity he is both a discriminating and compassionate judge of his fellow man. Saikaku's style, as allusive as it is witty, as abbreviated as it is penetrating, is a challenge that few translators have dared to face, and certainly never before with the success here achieved in a translation that recaptures the heady flavor of the original.

Sources of Japanese Tradition - From Earliest Times to 1600 (Hardcover, second edition): Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck,... Sources of Japanese Tradition - From Earliest Times to 1600 (Hardcover, second edition)
Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, Arthur Tiedemann; Edited by Wm.Theodore De Bary, Carol Gluck, …
R2,239 R1,936 Discovery Miles 19 360 Save R303 (14%) Out of stock

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 ceremony,

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 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.

Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Paperback): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume I (Paperback)
Wm.Theodore De Bary
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Out of stock
Confucian Tradition and Global Education (Hardcover): Wm.Theodore De Bary Confucian Tradition and Global Education (Hardcover)
Wm.Theodore De Bary; Contributions by Chan-Fai Cheung, Kwan Tze-Wan
R963 R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Save R116 (12%) Out of stock

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 East Asian Tradition - The Modern Period (Hardcover): Wm.Theodore De Bary Sources of East Asian Tradition - The Modern Period (Hardcover)
Wm.Theodore De Bary; Edited by William Theodore de Bary
R2,134 R1,854 Discovery Miles 18 540 Save R280 (13%) Out of stock

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.

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