Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism: The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714)

Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism: The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714)

by Mary Evelyn Tucker
     
 

ISBN-10: 088706891X

ISBN-13: 9780887068911

Pub. Date: 07/01/1989

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Kaibara Ekken (1630—1714) was the focal Neo-Confucian thinker of the early Tokagawa period. He established the importance of Neo-Confucianism in Japan at a time when Buddhism had long been the dominant religious philosophy. This is the first book-length presentation of his thought. It contains a lengthy introduction to Ekken’s life, time, and thought, and a

Overview

Kaibara Ekken (1630—1714) was the focal Neo-Confucian thinker of the early Tokagawa period. He established the importance of Neo-Confucianism in Japan at a time when Buddhism had long been the dominant religious philosophy. This is the first book-length presentation of his thought. It contains a lengthy introduction to Ekken’s life, time, and thought, and a careful translation into readable English of Ekken’s book, Precepts for Daily Life in Japan (Yamanto Zokkun).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887068911
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1989
Series:
SUNY Series in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

PART I: Kaibara Ekken

1. Introduction
2. Neo-Confucianism in the Early Tokugawa Period
3. Biography of Ekken
4. Introduction to Ekken's Thought
5. Analysis of Yamato Zokkun
6. A Comparative Treatment of Ekken's Ethical Treatises
7. Conclusion

PART II: Yamato Zokkun

8. Translation of Yamato Zokkun
9. Japanese Text of Yamato Zokkun

Appendices

A. Chronology of Kaibara Ekken's Life
B. A List of Ekken's Collected Works

Notes

Glossaries

Bibliography

Index

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