Eastern Canons: Approaches to the Asian Classics

Eastern Canons: Approaches to the Asian Classics

by Wm. Theodore de de Bary, Irene Bloom
     
 

The essays gathered here, in addition to those by editors Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom, are written by leading scholars of Asian cultures--among them Donald Keene, Peter Awn, Barbara Stoler Miller, Ainslie Embree, Burton Watson, C. T. Hsia, Paul Anderer, and others. They introduce classics from the Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions. Among

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The essays gathered here, in addition to those by editors Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom, are written by leading scholars of Asian cultures--among them Donald Keene, Peter Awn, Barbara Stoler Miller, Ainslie Embree, Burton Watson, C. T. Hsia, Paul Anderer, and others. They introduce classics from the Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions. Among the works discussed are the Qu'ran, the philosophy of history of Ibn Khaldun, the Upanishads, the epic Mahabarata, the philosopher Mencius, the Lotus Sutra, T'ang Poetry, the Tale of Genji, and the poet Basho.

Columbia University Press

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Anthony C. Yu
A work of great worth. . . . de Bary and Bloom present an eloquent and compelling argument for the inclusion of the Asian classics in any construction of a general curriculum for the American student by showing that in terms of content and canon, process and method, Asian classics can and should make crucial contributions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231070058
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/11/1995
Series:
Companions to Asian Studies Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
395
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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