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The Folk Performing Arts
The Folk Performing Arts (March 1997)
Traditional Culture in Contemporary Japan
Barbara E. Thornbury - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Addresses issues concerning the survival and preservation of traditional culture by examining Japan's folk performing arts and the public policies that affect them.

This is the first full-length study in English of Japan's folk performing arts covering such topics as the different categories of presentations, public policies affecting the folk performing...(Read More)
 
 
Epic Grandeur
Epic Grandeur (December 1996)
Toward a Comparative Poetics of the Epic
Masaki Mori - Author

Examines both Western and Japanese epic traditions to argue for a new concept of the epic--an epic of peace, toward which the genre is evolving globally.
Epic Grandeur: Toward a Comparative Poetics of the Epic proposes a new concept of the epic. The book is based on the belief that the genre has been transforming itself throughout its history from conventional, war-oriented types to a new kind that promotes peace without having rec...(Read More)
 
 
Watsuji Tetsuro's Rinrigaku
Watsuji Tetsuro's Rinrigaku (October 1996)
Ethics in Japan
Watsuji Tetsuro - Author
Seisaku Yamamoto - Translator
Robert E. Carter - Translator

Watsuji's Rinrigaku (literally, the principles that allow us to live in friendly community) has been regarded as the definitive study of Japanese ethics for half a century.

“Robert Carter has produced a wonderfully clear and lucid translation of Watsuji Tetsuro's masterpiece, Rinrigaku. Long known by comparative philosophers as a centerpiece of modern Japanese philosophical tradition, Carter has now ma...(Read More)
 
 
Wordsworth and the Zen Mind
Wordsworth and the Zen Mind (April 1996)
The Poetry of Self-Emptying
John G. Rudy - Author

Studies Wordsworth in the context of Zen thought and art.

"This is a refreshingly new comparative effort on Zen and Wordsworth, bringing into play the subtleties of Zen experience and the deep spirituality of Wordsworth." --Kenneth Inada, State University of New York at Buffalo

This book demonstrates that Zen thought and art provide both a generative and a formative context for understanding the s...(Read More)
 
 
Tokugawa Confucian Education
Tokugawa Confucian Education (March 1996)
The Kangien Academy of Hirose Tanso (1782-1856)
Marleen Kassel - Author

Presents the philosophy and values of Hirose Tanso, a scholar, educator, and poet whose well-articulated educational program was partly responsible for the relative ease with which Japan emerged from hundreds of years of self-imposed isolation and became a powerful modern nation.

This book presents the world of Hirose Tanso, a late Tokugawa period (1603-1868) educator whose goal was to train men of talent in practical l...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism
The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism (January 1996)
Steve Odin - Author

This is the first book on East-West comparative thought to critically analyze the Zen Buddhist model of self in modern Japanese philosophy from the standpoint of American pragmatism.

The thesis of this work is that in both modern Japanese philosophy and American pragmatism there has been a paradigm shift from a monological concept of self as an isolated "I" to a dialogical concept of the social self as an "I-Thou ...(Read More)
 
 
Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community
Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community (December 1995)
A Translation of Eihei Shingi
Taigen Dan Leighton - Translator
Shohaku Okumura - Translator

Presents a complete, annotated translation of Dogen's writing on Zen monasticism and the spirit of community practice. Dogen (1200-1253) is Japan's greatest Zen master.

This is a complete translation of Eihei Shingi, the major writing by the Japanese Zen master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253) on monastic practice and the role of community life in Buddhism. Dogen was the founder of the Soto branch of Japanese Zen, but hi...(Read More)
 
 
Japan in Traditional and Postmodern Perspectives
Japan in Traditional and Postmodern Perspectives (July 1995)
Charles Wei-hsun Fu - Editor
Steven Heine - Editor

This book displays the uniqueness and creativity of Japan in terms of the interplay between traditional and postmodern perspectives. It deals with the traditional elements in Japanese culture in the light of or in contrast to postmodernism.
In this book, each of the chapters offers an analysis of the origins and development of an important aspect of Japanese culture, including religion (Pure Land Buddhism and Zen, Shinto and folk religio...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Aesthetics and Culture
Japanese Aesthetics and Culture (July 1995)
A Reader
Nancy G. Hume - Editor

This anthology is intended to supplement courses in which Japanese aesthetics and culture are taught. The essays assume little background knowledge; they do represent seminal thought in literary, cultural, and aesthetic criticism, and are well known to scholars for their clarity and straightforward exposition, making them especially useful to the Westerner who does not speak Japanese.

Some of the essays provide a general introduction to the b...(Read More)
 
 
Doing Business with the Japanese
Doing Business with the Japanese (September 1994)
A Guide to Successful Communication, Management, and Diplomacy
Alan Goldman - Author

This book uniquely prepares westerners for professional contacts with Japanese associates, markets, and audiences. Through stimulating analyses of Japanese society, corporate culture, and communication protocol, the reader is provided with a rich and textured blueprint of Japanese business behavior. Western professionals, managers, and diplomats are walked through a broad array of strategic communication venues and contact situations with the Japa...(Read More)
 
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