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The Philosophy Of Qi

Author : Kaibara Ekken
ISBN : 9780231511292
Genre : Philosophy
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Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714) was a prominent Japanese scholar who spread Neo-Confucian ideas and moral teachings throughout Japan. He was also known as the "Aristotle of Japan" for his studies of the natural world. Of his many writings, The Record of Great Doubts is the culmination of a lifetime of seeking a unified view of humans and nature. The text represents one of the central reflections in East Asian thought on the significance of qi ch'i, the material force coursing through all life, and is available here for the first time in English with a comprehensive introduction situating Ekken within the currents of his time and within the larger debates of Neo-Confucianism in East Asia. The Record of Great Doubts emphasizes the role of qi in achieving a life of engagement with other humans, with the larger society, and with nature as a whole. Rather than encourage transcendental escapism or quietism, Ekken articulates a philosophy of material force as a basis of living a life of commitment to the world. In this spirit, moral cultivation is not an isolated or a self-centered preoccupation, but an activity that occurs within the dynamic forces of nature and amid the rigorous demands of society. In this context, a vitalism of qi is an emergent force, not only providing the philosophical grounding for this vibrant interaction but also giving a basis for an investigation of the natural world that plumbs the principle within things. Ekken thus aimed to articulate a creative and dynamic milieu for moral education, political harmony, social coherence, and agricultural sustainability. The Record of Great Doubts embodies Ekken's profound commitment to Confucian ideas and practices as a method for establishing an integrative ethical vision, one he hoped would guide Japan through a new period of peace and stability. A major philosophical treatise in the Japanese Neo-Confucian tradition, The Record of Great Doubts illuminates a crucial chapter in East Asian intellectual history.

Finding Wisdom In East Asian Classics

Author : Wm. Theodore de Bary
ISBN : 9780231527194
Genre : History
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The perfect companion to courses in Asian civilization and culture, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics provides nonspecialists with essential background on frequently assigned texts. With essays addressing foundational materials in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions, including Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, and early modern fictional classics up to the seventeenth century, this guide works in any classroom and with readers at all levels. It demonstrates the particular link between each text and its tradition and proves the global relevance of Asian classics to the humanities at large. Wm. Theodore de Bary combines reprinted and original essays on texts that have survived for centuries, if not millennia, through avid questioning and contestation. Recognized as perennial reflections on life and society, these works represent diverse historical periods and cultures and include the Laozi, the Xunxi, the Lotus Sutra, Tang poetry, the Pillow Book, The Tale of Genji, and the writings of Mencius, Chikamatsu, and Kaibara Ekken. Contributors explain the central and most commonly understood aspects of these works and how they operate within their traditions. They trace their reach and reinvention over the centuries and identify their ongoing value to modern life. With fresh interpretations of familiar readings, these essays inspire renewed appreciation and examination. In the case of some classics open to multiple interpretation, the guide features two complementary essays from different contributors. Expanding on debates concerning the challenges of teaching classics in the twenty-first century, several pieces speak to the value of Asia in the core curriculum and the necessity of reinforcing the significance of such works as the Analects. Indispensable for early scholarship on Asia and the development of global civilization, Finding Wisdom helps readers master the major texts of human thought. Contributors: Paul Anderer, Columbia University · Irene Bloom ·Wm Theodore de Bary, Columbia University · Wing-tsit Chan · Rachel E. Chung, Columbia University · JaHyun Haboush, Columbia University · C. T. Hsia, Columbia University · Michael C. Kalton, University of Washington · Donald Keene, Columbia University · James Mirollo, Columbia University · Haruo Shirane, Columbia University · Robert A. F. Thurman, American Institute of Buddhist Studies · Conrad Schirokauer, City University of New York · Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University · Paul Varley, Columbia University · Franciscus Verellen, École française d'Extrême-Orient · Burton Watson · Philip Yampolsky, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Bibliografisch Repertorium Van De Wijsbegeerte

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132651923
Genre : Philosophy
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Tao Te Ching

Author : Laozi
ISBN : 1853264717
Genre : Fiction
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Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone.

The Art Of War Illustrated

Author : Sun Tzu
ISBN : 9782366682366
Genre : History
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Written in the fifth century B.C. by Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, the Art of War still remain the most celebrated military treatise in the literature of China.

Journal Of Asian Martial Arts

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ISBN : IND:30000125140180
Genre : Martial arts
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Healing The Shame That Binds You

Author : John Bradshaw
ISBN : 9780757399435
Genre : Self-Help
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In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame. Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past. This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.

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