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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
 

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,

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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).

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Suggests that the Japanese scholar's interest in integrating a comprehensive program of personal cultivation, in educational training, and in empirical investigation, distinguishes his thought, and accounts for its appeal in the Tokugaura period. Explores the ethicoreligious concerns behind his work. Includes the Japanese text and a translation of the first four chapters of his book Yamato Zokkun, a chronology, and glossaries (without pronunciation). Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887068898
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1989
Series:
SUNY Series in Philosophy Series
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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Mary Evelyn Tucker is Assistant Professor of Religion at Bucknell University.

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