Sources of Chinese Tradition

Sources of Chinese Tradition
Author: Wing-tsit Chan,Joseph Adler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2000-01
ISBN 10: 9780231109390
ISBN 13: 0231109393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Chinese Tradition Book Review:

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

Sources of Chinese Tradition
Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary,William Theodore De Bary,Burton Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 9780231086028
ISBN 13: 0231086024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Chinese Tradition Book Review:

This volume contains a chronological table of Chinese history beginning with 2852 B.C. up to A.D. 1849. In addition to presenting the major schools of classical philosophy, this volume discusses yin-yang theories of cosmology and geomancy and the rationale of monarchy and dynastic rule.

Sources of East Asian Tradition The modern period

Sources of East Asian Tradition  The modern period
Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary,William Theodore De Bary
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780231143233
ISBN 13: 0231143230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of East Asian Tradition The modern period Book Review:

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 From earliest times to 1600

Sources of Japanese Tradition  From earliest times to 1600
Author: Carol Gluck,John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost Emeritus Wm Theodore De Bary
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0231121385
ISBN 13: 9780231121385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Japanese Tradition From earliest times to 1600 Book Review:

Content Description v. 1. From earliest times through the sixteenth century.

Sources of Korean Tradition

Sources of Korean Tradition
Author: Jennifer Crewe
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1996-11-21
ISBN 10: 9780231515313
ISBN 13: 0231515316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Korean Tradition Book Review:

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.

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition
Author: George Dutton,Jayne Werner,John K. Whitmore
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 0231511108
ISBN 13: 9780231511100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition Book Review:

Sources of Vietnamese Tradition provides an essential guide to two thousand years of Vietnamese history and a comprehensive overview of the society and state of Vietnam. Strategic selections illuminate key figures, issues, and events while building a thematic portrait of the country's developing territory, politics, culture, and relations with neighbors. The volume showcases Vietnam's remarkable independence in the face of Chinese and other external pressures and respects the complexity of the Vietnamese experience both past and present. The anthology begins with selections that cover more than a millennium of Chinese dominance over Vietnam (111 B.C.E.–939 C.E.) and follows with texts that illuminate four centuries of independence ensured by the Ly, Tran, and Ho dynasties (1009–1407). The earlier cultivation of Buddhism and Southeast Asian political practices by the monarchy gave way to two centuries of Confucian influence and bureaucratic governance (1407–1600), based on Chinese models, and three centuries of political competition between the north and the south, resolving in the latter's favor (1600–1885). Concluding with the colonial era and the modern age, the volume recounts the ravages of war and the creation of a united, independent Vietnam in 1975. Each chapter features readings that reveal the views, customs, outside influences on, and religious and philosophical beliefs of a rapidly changing people and culture. Descriptions of land, society, economy, and governance underscore the role of the past in the formation of contemporary Vietnam and its relationships with neighboring countries and the West.

Sources of Chinese Tradition

Sources of Chinese Tradition
Author: William Theodore De Bary,Richard John Lufrano
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0231112718
ISBN 13: 9780231112710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Chinese Tradition Book Review:

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

Sources of Chinese Tradition
Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary,Richard Lufrano
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2001-04-18
ISBN 10: 0231517998
ISBN 13: 9780231517997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Chinese Tradition Book Review:

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 Chinese Tradition

Sources of Chinese Tradition
Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary,Irene Bloom
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 1999-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780231517980
ISBN 13: 023151798X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Chinese Tradition Book Review:

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 Tibetan Tradition

Sources of Tibetan Tradition
Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer,Matthew Kapstein,Gray Tuttle
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 023113598X
ISBN 13: 9780231135986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Tibetan Tradition Book Review:

The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.

Sources of Korean Tradition From early times through the sixteenth century

Sources of Korean Tradition  From early times through the sixteenth century
Author: Peter H. Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9780231105675
ISBN 13: 0231105673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Korean Tradition From early times through the sixteenth century Book Review:

Sourcebook of Korean Civilization

Sourcebook of Korean Civilization
Author: Peter H. Lee
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780231515290
ISBN 13: 0231515294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcebook of Korean Civilization Book Review:

-- Wm. Theodore de Bary

Between Birth and Death

Between Birth and Death
Author: Michelle T. King
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-01-08
ISBN 10: 0804788936
ISBN 13: 9780804788939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Birth and Death Book Review:

Female infanticide is a social practice often closely associated with Chinese culture. Journalists, social scientists, and historians alike emphasize that it is a result of the persistence of son preference, from China's ancient past to its modern present. Yet how is it that the killing of newborn daughters has come to be so intimately associated with Chinese culture? Between Birth and Death locates a significant historical shift in the representation of female infanticide during the nineteenth century. It was during these years that the practice transformed from a moral and deeply local issue affecting communities into an emblematic cultural marker of a backwards Chinese civilization, requiring the scientific, religious, and political attention of the West. Using a wide array of Chinese, French and English primary sources, the book takes readers on an unusual historical journey, presenting the varied perspectives of those concerned with the fate of an unwanted Chinese daughter: a late imperial Chinese mother in the immediate moments following birth, a male Chinese philanthropist dedicated to rectifying moral behavior in his community, Western Sinological experts preoccupied with determining the comparative prevalence of the practice, Catholic missionaries and schoolchildren intent on saving the souls of heathen Chinese children, and turn-of-the-century reformers grappling with the problem as a challenge for an emerging nation.

Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 9781439188392
ISBN 13: 1439188394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Civilization Book Review:

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.

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

Reinventing Chinese Tradition
Author: Ka-ming Wu
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-11-15
ISBN 10: 0252097998
ISBN 13: 9780252097997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Chinese Tradition Book Review:

The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of revolutionary heroism has faded, today's Chinese still glorify Yan'an as a sanctuary for ancient cultural traditions. Ka-ming Wu's ethnographic account of contemporary Yan'an documents how people have reworked the revival of three rural practices--paper-cutting, folk storytelling, and spirit cults--within (and beyond) the socialist legacy. Moving beyond dominant views of Yan'an folk culture as a tool of revolution or object of market reform, Wu reveals how cultural traditions become battlegrounds where conflicts among the state, market forces, and intellectuals in search of an authentic China play out. At the same time, she shows these emerging new dynamics in the light of the ways rural residents make sense of rapid social change. Alive with details, Reinventing Chinese Tradition is an in-depth, eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China.

Sources of Chinese Tradition

Sources of Chinese Tradition
Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 976
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 9780231086028
ISBN 13: 0231086024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Chinese Tradition Book Review:

The Buddhist Tradition In India China and Japan

The Buddhist Tradition  In India  China and Japan
Author: William Theodore De Bary
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1969
ISBN 10: 0394716965
ISBN 13: 9780394716961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddhist Tradition In India China and Japan Book Review:

This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practice of religion that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia.

Chinese Esoteric Buddhism

Chinese Esoteric Buddhism
Author: Geoffrey C. Goble
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0231550642
ISBN 13: 9780231550642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Esoteric Buddhism Book Review:

Chinese Esoteric Buddhism is generally held to have been established as a distinct and institutionalized Buddhist school in eighth-century China by “the Three Great Masters of Kaiyuan”: Śubhākarasiṃha, Vajrabodhi, and Amoghavajra. Geoffrey C. Goble provides an innovative account of the tradition’s emergence that sheds new light on the structures and traditions that shaped its institutionalization. Goble focuses on Amoghavajra (704–774), contending that he was the central figure in Esoteric Buddhism’s rapid rise in Tang dynasty China, and the other two “patriarchs” are known primarily through Amoghavajra’s teachings and writings. He presents the scriptural, mythological, and practical aspects of Chinese Esoteric Buddhism in the eighth century and places them in the historical contexts within which Amoghavajra operated. By telling the story of Amoghavajra’s rise to prominence and of Esoteric Buddhism’s corresponding institutionalization in China, Goble makes the case that the evolution of this tradition was predicated on Indic scriptures and practical norms rather than being the product of conscious adaptation to a Chinese cultural environment. He demonstrates that Esoteric Buddhism was employed by Chinese rulers to defeat military and political rivals. Based on close readings of a broad range of textual sources previously untapped by English-language scholarship, this book overturns many assumptions about the origins of Chinese Esoteric Buddhism.

The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture

The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture
Author: John Kieschnick
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2003-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780691096766
ISBN 13: 0691096767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture Book Review:

Buddhism had a profound effect not only on Chinese philosophy and ritual, but also on the material culture of China. Examining the impact of books, bridges, sugar, tea and the chair, amongst other things, this text looks at how attitudes to such novelties affected the history of Chinese Buddhism.

The Pattern of the Chinese Past

The Pattern of the Chinese Past
Author: Mark Elvin
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780804708760
ISBN 13: 0804708762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pattern of the Chinese Past Book Review:

A satisfactory comprehensive history of the social and economic development of pre-modern China, the largest country in the world in terms of population, and with a documentary record covering three millennia, is still far from possible. The present work is only an attempt to disengage the major themes that seem to be of relevance to our understanding of China today. In particular, this volume studies three questions. Why did the Chinese Empire stay together when the Roman Empire, and every other empire of antiquity of the middle ages, ultimately collapsed? What were the causes of the medieval revolution which made the Chinese economy after about 1100 the most advanced in the world? And why did China after about 1350 fail to maintain her earlier pace of technological advance while still, in many respects, advancing economically? The three sections of the book deal with these problems in turn but the division of a subject matter is to some extent only one of convenience. These topics are so interrelated that, in the last analysis, none of them can be considered in isolation from the others.