Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

This fully up-to-date third edition of a comprehensive core text covers a huge range of themes for Education Studies students.

Author: William Theodore De Bary

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231153961

Category: History

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Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilization and culture. Essays address frequently read, foundational texts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as early modern fictional classics and nonfiction works of the seventeenth century. Building strong links between these writings and the critical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, this volume shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large. Wm. Theodore de Bary focuses on texts that have survived for centuries, if not millennia, through avid questioning and contestation. Recognized as perennial reflections on life and society, these works represent diverse historical periods and cultures and include the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Xunxi, the Lotus Sutra, Tang poetry, the Pillow Book, The Tale of Genji, and the writings of Chikamatsu and Kaibara Ekken. Contributors explain the core and most commonly understood aspects of these works and how they operate within their traditions. They trace their reach and reinvention throughout history and their ongoing relevance in modern life. With fresh interpretations of familiar readings, these essays inspire renewed appreciation and examination. In the case of some classics open to multiple interpretations, de Bary chooses two complementary essays from different contributors. Expanding on debates concerning the challenges of teaching classics in the twenty-first century, several pieces speak to the value of Asia in the core curriculum. Indispensable for early scholarship on Asia and the evolution of global civilization, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics helps one master the major texts of human thought.

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The Great Civilized Conversation

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 ...

Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231162774

Category: Education

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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 historyÕs 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.

Cross Textual Reading of Ecclesiastes with the Analects

In Search of Political Wisdom in a Disordered World Elaine Wei-Fun Goh. [
Confucius]. The Analects of ... Cua, Antonio S. “Confucian Philosophy, Chinese.”
In Routledge ... Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics. New York: Columbia ...

Author: Elaine Wei-Fun Goh

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532681496

Category: Religion

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Various cross-textual readings have been attempted between the Christian Bible and Chinese literature. Using cross-textual hermeneutics, this study centers on the political wisdom of Ecclesiastes and the Analects, and its goal is to demonstrate that both texts offer wisdom pointers for human survival amid uncertain sociopolitical realities. Chapter 1 introduces the vibrant interaction of biblical wisdom literature within the ancient Near East and highlights some of its political connections. The openness of wisdom literature is then proposed to support this present effort of cross-textual research. Chapter 2 offers readings of eight passages that communicate Qoheleth's political wisdom in Ecclesiastes. Chapter 3 centers on the Analects and on some notable passages that relate to Confucius' political ideas. Chapter 4 seeks to demonstrate the dialogical dynamics between the two works by exploring specific hermeneutical connections. In conclusion, readers will come to understand the distinctive and collective political insights of both wisdom texts. That is, this study suggests contextualized ideas for living wisely from within both a faith tradition and a native tradition.

Portraits of Integrity

De Bary provides further analysis in a recent article: 'Waiting for the Dawn: Huang
Zongxi's Critique of the Chinese ... Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics (New
York: Columbia University Press, 2011); as well as in his classic study, The ...

Author: Charlotte Alston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350040401

Category: Philosophy

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Portraits of Integrity depicts more than 20 historical, fictional and contemporary figures whose character or life raises questions about what integrity is and how it is perceived. Integrity might be culturally bound, but this diverse set of portraits demonstrates that it is not the special preserve of any one culture. Portraits of Socrates, Mencius, Rama and Job, alongside the aspirational 16th-century couple John and Dorothy Kaye, civil rights activist Ella Baker and an anonymous banker, highlight the persisting – sometimes conflicting – features of a life lived with integrity. An introduction identifies and discusses the key questions and themes raised by the case studies, encouraging the reader to determine for themselves the weight and significance of the recurring topics integrity brings up - truth, awkwardness, goodness, and charisma. For anyone looking to learn more about this elusive virtue, Portraits of Integrity is an essential collection. It uncovers the manifold aspects of integrity, illustrates the various possibilities for its expression in a life and asks whether living a life of integrity means living a life of isolation and hardship, or if it is possible to live with integrity without jeopardising all else.

Journal of Chinese Religions

Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics . New York : Columbia University Press ,
2011. xvii , 418 pages . ISBN 978-0-231-15397-3 . US $ 29.50 , £ 20.50 paper .
GOH , Meow Hui . Sound and Sight : Poetry and Courtier Culture in the
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Finding List of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City

Light of Asia and the Light of the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W 9416
KORAN . ... W 9313 Chinese Classics . Mencius . . . . . . . . . . W 9314 Chinese
Classics . ... W 9410 WILLIAMS Indian Wisdom . . . . . . . . . . . . W 9450
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Finding List of the Chicago Public Library

Sacred Books of the East . M 1801 CONFUCIUS . Life and Teachings ; by Legge.
C 1073 v.16 . Sacred Books of China , pt . 2 . The same . 17. Vinaya Texts , pt . 2 .
and Chinese Classics ; by Loomis .. 18. Pahlavi ... WILLIAMS . Indian Wisdom .

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The Chinese Classics

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The Chinese classics with a translation critical and exegetical notes prolegomena and copious indexes

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ability , and sent messengers with costly ... Leu Puh - wei tells a story of a
princess thing , -that while the Shang and Chow dyof Sin finding an infant , when
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The Chinese Classics with a Translation Critical and Exegetical Notes Prolegomena and Copious Indexes by James Legge

principles , T'ang heard of his wisdom and , fate he would incur if he neglected
the advice ability , and sent messengers with costly presents ... Leu Puh - wei
tells a story of a princess thing , -that while the Shang and Chow dy . of Sin
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Finding List of Books and Periodicals in the Central Library

W 9406 Holy Bible and the Sacred Books of the East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . W 9203 Indian Wisdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W 9450 WOLLASTON . ... W 9313
Chinese Classics . " Mencius . . . . . . . . . . W 9314 Chinese Classics . She King ...

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The Chinese Classics

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to the barbarous exponent of the normal Chinese policy . ... complacent
assumption of superiority - - supe - - it was his virtue and fame which drew them ,
riority both in wisdom and in ... and we | cultivation of virtue , ' is said to be the
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The Chinese classics The Shoo king 2 v

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of superiority -- supe-it was his virtue and fame which drew them , riority both in
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Finding Lists of the Chicago Public Library 1889 1895

Sacred Books of the East . M 1801 CONFUCIUS . Life and Teachings ; by Legge .
C 1073 v.16 . Sacred Books of China , pt . 2 . The same ... 17. Vinaya Texts , pt . 2
. and Chinese Classics ; by Loomis .... 18. Pahlavi ... Indian Wisdom .. 10.

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The Athenaeum

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, were used by them , Christmas and his ... The statement that Had Dr. Legge
ever studied Chinese palæo- • The Little Sportsman's A B C , ' ' The Farmthe text
of the ... The Chandos Classics , ” six in its favour amongst the oldest writers who
tions of the scholars of the Han dynasty and ... The reader will find many
unmistakable proofs of When only eighteen years of age he began conso that he
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Finding List of the Free Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

Confucius and the Chinese classics . X 2274 . X 9399 . f . MACKINTOSH .
Electrical theory of the universe : elements ... Wisdom in miniature ; or , youth ' s
pleasing instructor . X ' 8705 . X 9486 . PAYNE . Elements of mental and moral
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Finding a Life of Harmony and Balance

The book opens with a seemingly chance encounter with three Taoist elders that changed Wang's life forever when he was a young boy.

Author: Chen Kaiguo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462921892

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"…an amazing tale, told in a fast-paced and entertaining style." — Publishers Weekly This authorized biography of contemporary Taoist master Wang Liping (1949-), an 18th generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as the specialized body of knowledge, mystical wisdom and ritualized practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. The book opens with a seemingly chance encounter with three Taoist elders that changed Wang's life forever when he was a young boy. What follows is a philosophical quest in a coming-of-age tale like no other, playing out in mountainside temples and remote reaches of China. Wang's story parallels that of the Dalai Lama, as—like Tibetan Buddhists—Dragon Gate Taoists identify, raise and train specially chosen youngsters to become the holders, guardians and transmitters of their ancient, esoteric spiritual wisdom. While few of us will become spiritual gurus like Wang, his story speaks clearly and concisely to modern readers who are on their own "chosen paths," seeking their own forms of self-cultivation, enlightenment, wisdom and a life of greater harmony and truth.

Finding list of the Salem Public Library

878 - N wisdom of Don Quixote . 1867 . 863 - CI ORATEURS et sophistes grecs ;
choix CLARKE , Spanish literature . 1863 . ... Chinese classics . Pts . comedians .
1892 .... j 882 - C5 1-2 in 1y . 1870 ... 895 - L CICERO . De claris oratoribus ...

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Finding List of Books in the Public Library of Cincinnati

Hinduism 10 : 2193 Indian wisdom ; doctrines of the Hindūs ..... 10 : 2192 Wilson .
... A Chinese classics . Vol . 1. The life and ... 10 : 2200 Notions of the Chinese
concerning God and spirits ........ .4 : 16 Religions of China ...... 10 : 2207 Sacred ...

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