Eastern Canons: Approaches to the Asian Classics

Eastern Canons: Approaches to the Asian Classics

by Wm. Theodore de de Bary, Irene Bloom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231070055

ISBN-13: 9780231070058

Pub. Date: 05/11/1995

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The essays gathered here, in addition to those by editors Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloob, 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,

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The essays gathered here, in addition to those by editors Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloob, 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, providing entree to texts which have emerged as monuments of Asian thought and literature. 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'and Poetry, the Tale of Genji, and the poet Basho.

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

Table of Contents

Preface, by Wm. Theodore de Bary1. Asia in the Core Curriculum, by Wm. Theodore de Bary2. Asian Classics as "The Great Books of the East", by Wm. Theodore de Bary3. Classics of the Islamic TraditionThe Qu'ran, by Peter AwnAttar - The Conference of the Birds, by James Winston MorrisAl-Ghazali, by Peter AwnIbn Khaldun, by Muhsin Mahdi4. Classics of the Indian TraditionThe Upanishads, by Joel BreretonThe Mahabharata, by Barbara Stoler MillerIndian and Greek Epics, by Robert AntoineSakuntala, by Barbara Stoler MillerGandhi's Autobiography, by Ainslie T. Embree5. Classics of the Chinese Tradition and BuddhismMencius, by Irene BloomLao Tzu, by Franciscus VerellenThe Lotus Sutra, by Wing-tsit ChanThe Vimalakirti Sutra, by Robert A.F. ThurmanThe Platform Sutra, by Philip YampolskyT'ang Poetry, by Burton WatsonA Dream of Red Mansions, by C.T. Hsia6. Classics of the Japanese TraditionThe Tale of Genji, by Haruo ShiraneKamo no Chomei's Ten Foot Square Hut, by Paul AndererThe Tale of the Heike, by H. Paul VarleyKenko: Essays in Idleness, by Donald KeeneThe Poetry of Matsuo Basho, by Haruo Shirane7. Symposium on the Oriental HumanitiesRobert GoldmanDavid JohnsonJonathan CottJohn Van DorenPauline YuPaul Anderer

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