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Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics
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Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Wm. Theodore de Bary

Abstract

This book is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilization and culture. Chapters 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 book shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large. The book focuses on texts that have survived for centuries, if no ... More

Keywords: East Asian civilization, East Asian culture, Chinese foundational texts, Japanese foundational texts, Korean foundational texts, Vietnamese foundational texts, Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Asian history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231153973
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wm. Theodore de Bary, editor
Columbia University

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2 Asia in the Core Curriculum

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4 Mencius

Irene Bloom

5 Laozi

Franciscus Verellen

6 Zhuangzi

Paul Contino

7 Xunzi

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8 The Lotus Sūtra

Wing-tsit Chan

9 The Teaching of Vimalakīrti

Robert A. F. Thurman

11 Tang Poetry

Burton Watson

14 Zhu Xi and the Four Books

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15 Waiting for the Dawn

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17 The Pillow Book

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21(B) Matsuo Bashō

Donald Keene

22 Chikamatsu

Donald Keene

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