Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2, 1600 to 2000

Sources of Japanese Tradition: Volume 2, 1600 to 2000

by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, Donald Keene
     
 

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Now greatly expanded to include the entire twentieth century, and beginning in 1600, Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers, and political leaders. The volume offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents' historical settings and

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Now greatly expanded to include the entire twentieth century, and beginning in 1600, Sources of Japanese Tradition presents writings by modern Japan's most important philosophers, religious figures, writers, and political leaders. The volume offers extensive introductory essays and commentary to assist in understanding the documents' historical settings and significance. This expanded edition has revised many of the texts from the original edition and added a great many not included or translated before. New additions include documents on the postwar era, the importance of education in the process of modernization, and women's issues.

Editorial Reviews

Pacific Affairs - Nam-Lin Hur
Greatly expanded with the addition of many new sources, and the compilers did a wonderful job in organizing.

Japanese Studies - Sandra Wilson
Sources of Japanese Tradition will perform a useful function... and the volumes should find a place on library shelves wherever Japanese history is taught.

Pacific Affairs
Greatly expanded with the addition of many new sources, and the compilers did a wonderful job in organizing.

— Nam-Lin Hur

Japanese Studies
Sources of Japanese Tradition will perform a useful function... and the volumes should find a place on library shelves wherever Japanese history is taught.

— Sandra Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231518123
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Introduction to Asian Civilizations
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1448
File size:
21 MB
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What People are saying about this

Joshua Fogel
A tour de force... This book will, as it has for 40 years, be exceedingly useful to a wide variety of entry-level courses in Japanese history, culture, and civilization, as well as high-level courses in Japanese thought and religion.

John Dower
Sources of Japanese Tradition is a treasure... The appearance of this new edition is true cause for celebration by anyone seriously interested in Japan.

Akira Iriye
Since their publication more than forty years ago, the two volumes of Sources of Japanese Tradition have proved to be invaluable guides to the study of Japanese history and culture. The revised volume contains a large amount of new material, reflecting the recent scholarly achievements, especially in social and religious history. Its publication is welcome news to teachers and students of Japanese civilization and all those who are interested in the origins of contemporary Japanese society and culture.

Meet the Author

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Columbia University and currently holds the title of Special Service Professor. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia, and was general editor of the first editions of Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Indian Tradition, Sources of Japanese Tradition, and Sources of Korean Tradition.

Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University. She is the author of Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period and the coeditor of Asia in Western and World History and Showa: The Japan of Hirohito.

Arthur E. Tiedemann is a member of the Society of Senior Scholars at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University. He is the author of Modern Japan: A Brief History and Introduction to Japanese Civilization.


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