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Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism
The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714)
Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism
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Mary Evelyn Tucker - Author
SUNY Series in Philosophy
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Hardcover - 472 pages
Release Date: July 1989
ISBN10: 0-88706-889-8
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-889-8

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Release Date: July 1989
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Summary

Kaibara Ekken (1630--1714) was the focal Neo-Confucian thinker of the early Tokagawa period. He established the importance of Neo-Confucianism in Japan at a time when Buddhism had long been the dominant religious philosophy. This is the first book-length presentation of his thought. It contains a lengthy introduction to Ekken's life, time, and thought, and a careful translation into readable English of Ekken's book, Precepts for Daily Life in Japan (Yamanto Zokkun).

Mary Evelyn Tucker
is Assistant Professor of Religion at Bucknell University.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

PART I: Kaibara Ekken

1. Introduction
2. Neo-Confucianism in the Early Tokugawa Period
3. Biography of Ekken
4. Introduction to Ekken's Thought
5. Analysis of Yamato Zokkun
6. A Comparative Treatment of Ekken's Ethical Treatises
7. Conclusion

PART II: Yamato Zokkun

8. Translation of Yamato Zokkun
9. Japanese Text of Yamato Zokkun

Appendices

A. Chronology of Kaibara Ekken's Life
B. A List of Ekken's Collected Works

Notes

Glossaries

Bibliography

Index



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