Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged

1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000, second edition

Edited by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, and Arthur E. Tiedemann

Columbia University Press

Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged

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Pub Date: October 2006

ISBN: 9780231139175

648 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $42.00£33.00

Pub Date: October 2006

ISBN: 9780231139168

648 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $120.00£93.00

Sources of Japanese Tradition, Abridged

1600 to 2000; Part 2: 1868 to 2000, second edition

Edited by Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, and Arthur E. Tiedemann

Columbia University Press

For almost fifty years, Sources of Japanese Tradition has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization.

Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-Confucianism and Buddhism and the initial encounters of Japan and the West. Part 2 begins with the Meiji period and ends at the new millennium, shedding light on such major movements as the Enlightenment, constitutionalism, nationalism, socialism, and feminism, and the impact of the postwar occupation. Commentary by major scholars and comprehensive bibliographies and indexes are included.

Together, these readings map out the development of modern Japanese civilization and illuminate the thought and teachings of its intellectual, political, and religious leaders.
Preface
Explanatory Note
Chronology
Contributors
Part IV. The Tokugawa Peace
20. Ieyasu and the Founding of the Tokugawa Shogunate, by Willem Boot
21. Confucianism in the Early Tokugawa Period, by Willem Boot
22. The Spread of Neo-Confucianism in Japan
23. The Evangelic Furnace: Japan's First Encounter with the West, by J. S. A. Elisonas
24. Confucian Revisionists, by Wm. Theodore de Bary and John A. Tucker
25. Varieties of Neo-Confucian Education
26. Popular Instruction
27. "Dutch Learning," by Grant Goodman
28. Eighteenth-Century Rationalism
29. The Way of the Warrior II
30. The National Learning Schools, by Peter Nosco
31. Buddhism in the Tokugawa Period
32. Orthodoxy, Protest, and Local Reform
33. Forerunners of the Restoration
34. The Debate over Seclusion and Restoration
Bibliography
Index

Winner, 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

About the Author

Wm. Theodore de Bary (1919–2017) was John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University. His many books include Waiting for the Dawn, Message of the Mind, and Learning for One’s Self, as well as Sources of Japanese Tradition and Sources of Korean Tradition, all published by Columbia University Press.

Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History at Columbia University. She is the author of Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period.

Arthur Tiedemann is a member of the Society of Senior Scholars at the Heyman Centre for the Humanities, Columbia University. He is the author of Modern Japan: A Brief History.