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Finding wisdom in East Asian classics

Wm. Theodore,‏ De Bary 1919-2017.


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  • Title:
    Finding wisdom in East Asian classics
  • Author: Wm. Theodore,‏ De Bary 1919-2017.
  • Description: ""Contents""; ""Preface: The Great “Civilizedâ€? Conversation: Cases in Point""; ""1. Asian Classics as the Great Books of the East""; ""2. Asia in the Core Curriculum""; ""3. Why We Read the Analects of Confucius""; ""4. Mencius""; ""5. Laozi""; ""6. Zhuangzi""; ""7. Xunzi""; ""8. The Lotus Sutra""; ""9. The Teaching of Vimalakirti""; ""10(a). The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch""; ""10(b). The Platform Sutra as a Chinese Classic""; ""11. Tang Poetry A Return to Basics""; ""12. Journey to the West""; ""13. A Dream of Red Mansions""; ""14. Zhu Xi and the Four Books""
    ""15. Waiting for the Dawn: Huang Zongxi�s Critique of the Chinese Dynastic System""""16(a). The Tale of Genji as a Japanese and World Classic""; ""16(b). Passion and Poignancy in The Tale of Genji""; ""17. The Pillow Book""; ""18. Kamo no Chumei�s “An Account of My Hut�""; ""19. The Tale of the Heike""; ""20(a). Kenko�s Essays in Idleness""; ""20(b). Kenko and Montaigne in Tandem""; ""21(a). The Poetry of Matsuo Basho""; ""21(b). Matsuo Basho""; ""22. Chikamatsu""; ""23. Saikaku�s Five Women Who Loved Love""; ""24. Kaibara Ekken�s Precepts for Daily Life in Japan""
    ""25. The Contemporary Meaning of T�oegye�s Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning""""26. The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong""; ""27. The Song of the Faithful Wife Ch�unhyang""; ""28. Reading and Teaching The Tale of Kieu""; ""Index""
    The perfect companion to courses in Asian civilization and culture, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics provides nonspecialists with essential background on frequently assigned texts. With essays addressing foundational materials in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions, including Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and early modern fictional classics up to the seventeenth century, this guide works in any classroom and with readers at all levels. It demonstrates the particular link between each text and its tradition and proves the global relevance of Asian classics to the humanit
  • Publication Date: c2011
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (439 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-26105-7;ISBN 9786613261052;ISBN 0-231-52719-5
  • Subjects: East Asian literature -- History and criticism; Wisdom in literature; Best books -- East Asia; Canon (Literature); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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