De Bary constructs a magisterial overview of three thousand years of East Asian civilizations, principally in the form of dialogues among the major systems of thought that have dominated the Asian world’s historical development.
About the Author
Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University, Emeritus and Provost, Emeritus of Columbia University.
Table of ContentsContents
1 The Classical Legacy
2 The Buddhist Age
3 The Neo-Confucian Stage
4 East Asia's Modern Transformation
5 The Post-Confucian Era
6 East Asia and the West: Catching Up with Each Other