Self as Body in Asian Theory and Practice

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An investigation of the complex relationship between self and body in the Indian, Japanese, and Chinese philosophical traditions, touching on issues of epistemology, ontology, social philosophy, and axiology. Also uses eastern thought as a counter example, in order to illuminate elements of western tradition on the subject. Begins a three-volume series, the others to deal with self as person and as expression. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Roger T. Ames


Introduction to Part One
Roger T. Ames

1. Recapturing Personal Identity
Robert C. Solomon

2. The Coordination of the Self and the Passions
Amelie Oksenberg Rorty

3. Rousseau, Hakuseki, and Hakuin: Paradigns of Self in Three Autobiographers
John C. Maraldo


Introduction to Part Two
Thomas P. Kasulis

4. Researching the Strata of the Japanese Self
Thomas P. Kasulis

5. Migawari: The Cultural Idiom of Self-Other Exchange in Japan
Takie Sugiyama Lebra

6. Spiritual Quests of Twentieth-Century Women: A Theory of Self-Discovery and a Japanese Case Study
Diane B. Obenchain


Introduction to Part Three
Roger T. Ames

7. Embodying the Universe: A Note on Confucian Self-Realization
Tu Wei-ming

8. The Focus-Field Self in Classical Confucianism
Roger T. Ames

9. To Be or Not to Be: The Postmodern Self and the Wu-Forms of Taoism
David L. Hall

10. Self and Collectivity: Socialization in Chinese Preschools
David Y. H. Wu

11. Beyond the Patrilineal Self: Constructing Gender in China
Margery Wolf


Introduction to Part Four
Wimal Dissanayake

12. The Perception of Self in Indian Tradition
Bimal Krishna Matilal

13. Emotion Profiles: The Self and the Emotion of Pride
Padmasiri de Silva

14. Conceptualizing the Person: Hierarchical Society and Individual Autonomy in India
Mattison Mines

15. Self, Identity, and Creativity: Women Writers in India
Yamuna Kachru

16. Selves in Motion: An Indian-Japanese Comparison
Alan Roland



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