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: 0231086032
Release Date: 1964
Genre: History

Translations of Chinese writings which demonstrate Chinese thought and philosophy from Confucianism to Maoism.

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: Wm. Theodore de Bary
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231518055
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: History

A perennial best-seller, Sources of Japanese Tradition has long been a staple in classrooms and libraries, a handy and comprehensive reference for scholars and students, and an engaging introduction for general readers. Now in its long-awaited second edition, this classic volume remains unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion in the land of the rising sun.

Sources of Chinese Tradition

Author: Wing-tsit Chan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0231109393
Release Date: 2000-01
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 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.

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: Yongho Ch'oe
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231518005
Release Date: 2001-02-14
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 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.

The Intellectual Journey of Thomas Berry

Author: Heather Eaton
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739185919
Release Date: 2014-04-02
Genre: Religion

Thomas Berry was an intellectual giant and cultural visionary of extraordinary stature. His vast knowledge of history, religions, and expertise as a cultural historian, united with his concern for the future of the planet is a unique blend revealing a genuine original thinker. Many know of his proposal for a new story, and a vital Earth sensitive spirituality. Few know the intellectual journey, because he presented his thoughts as a seamless and studied synthesis. This book is about the intellectual journey of Thomas Berry: of the roots and insights that are hidden within his ecological, spiritual proposal.

The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History Brief Edition Volume I To 1550

Author: Richard W. Bulliet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780618992386
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: History

[This edition] is a compact version of the complete fourth edition ... abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative ... balanced perspective on world history. The authors use their wide array of expertise to compare different times, places, and societies through two distinctive and fundamental global themes in the text: the interaction between human beings and their environment, and diversity and dominance. The text also gives special emphasis to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity--P. [4] of covers.

China A History Volume 1

Author: Harold Miles Tanner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603845632
Release Date: 2010-03-12
Genre: History

Now available in two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table, extensive notes, recommendations for further reading and an index.