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Confucianism and the Family
Confucianism and the Family (July 1998)
Walter H. Slote - Editor
George A. De Vos - Editor

An interdisciplinary exploration of the Confucian family in East Asia which includes historical, psychocultural, and gender studies perspectives.

The family is central to societies that have been profoundly influenced by the Confucian, and later Neo-Confucian, mandate. This book examines the nature of family continuities and the internal family social and psychological dynamics in societies that comprise the Confucian co...(Read More)
 
 
Chong Yagyong
Chong Yagyong (May 1997)
Korea's Challenge to Orthodox Neo-Confucianism
Mark Setton - Author

Describes the historical background and philosophy of the reform-minded, eighteenth-century Korean thinker, Chong Yagyong.

During the last decade, Chong Yagyong, also known as Tasan, the eighteenth-century Korean thinker who dared attack the hallowed orthodoxy of his dynasty, has become a household name in Korea. In this study, the first ever in English, Mark Setton presents a highly readable analysis of the world view b...(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)
 
 
Women Struggling For a New Life
Women Struggling For a New Life (January 1996)
The Role of Religion in the Cultural Passage From Korea to America
Ai Ra Kim - Author

What I like about this book is that it takes history seriously and makes an argument for how the socialization/enculturation of Korean women is influenced by the period of the Yi Dynasty. Kim weaves theory and empirical data together in a way that I found quite helpful. Moreover, she deals with class issues that are often overlooked in works such as these. The book is so well organized that I could hardly put it down once I started to read. Her conc...(Read More)
 
 
The Cloudy Mirror
The Cloudy Mirror (October 1995)
Tension and Conflict in the Writings of Sima Qian
Stephen W. Durrant - Author

Sima Qian's writings have influenced the Chinese for over 2,000 years and still serve as a fiscal source of historical information about China.
Sima Qian's vast Records of the Historian is the first comprehensive history of China and has exerted an immense influence both upon our understanding of the Chinese past and also upon the style and structure of subsequent Chinese historiography. In addition to his contribution as a histor...(Read More)
 
 
The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi T'oegye and Yi Yulgok
The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi T'oegye and Yi Yulgok (July 1995)
A Reappraisal of the 'Four-Seven Thesis' and its Practical Implications for Self-Cultivation
Edward Y. J. Chung - Author

This is a study of the most significant debate in Korean Neo-Confucianism between the two most eminent Neo-Confucian thinkers, summarizing their philosophies and providing refreshing insights into Confucian language and culture.
This comparative study of Yi T'oegye (1501-1570) and Yi Yulgok (1536-1584), Korea's two most eminent Neo-Confucian thinkers, is a seminal work on the Four-Seven Debate, the most significant and controversial intel...(Read More)
 
 
A God's Own Tale
A God's Own Tale (August 1994)
The Book of Transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong
Terry F. Kleeman - Author

"It provides a thorough history of the cult of Wenchang, the patron saint of scholars, one of the deities still worshipped by the Chinese in their temples today. The Book of Transformations is a delightful and unique autobiography of the god in which he traces his various lives in the world and his various divine appointments. Kleeman's chapter by chapter commentary to the translation is jam-packed with information on customs and traditions i...(Read More)
 
 
The Four-Seven Debate
The Four-Seven Debate (March 1994)
An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian Thought
Michael C. Kalton - Author
Oaksook C. Kim - With
Sung Bae Park - With
Young-chan Ro - With
Tu Wei-ming - With
Samuel Yamashita - With

This book is an annotated translation, with introduction and commentary, of the correspondence between Yi Hwang (T'oegye, 1500-1570) and Ki Taesung (Kobong, 1527-1572) and between Yi I (Yulgok, 1536-1584) and Song Hon (Ugye, 1535-1598), known as the Four-Seven Debate, the most famous philosophical controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian thought. The most complex issues and difficult tensions in the great Neo-Confucian synthesis are at the juncture betwe...(Read More)
 
 
The Elemental Changes
The Elemental Changes (January 1994)
The Ancient Chinese Companion to the I Ching. The T'ai Hsuan Ching of Master Yang Hsiung Text and Commentaries translated by Michael Nylan
Michael Nylan - Author

Composed in 2 B.C., as "The I Ching revised and enlarged," The Elemental Changes is a divination manual providing a clear method for distinguishing alternative courses of action. Structured in 81 tetragrams ( as opposed to the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching), the book offers much to the modern reader. Today in the West, The Elemental Changes is an essential tool for understanding the Tao as it operates in the Cosmos, in t...(Read More)
 
 
Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age
Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age (October 1993)
A Reconstruction under the Aspect of the Breakthrough Toward Postconventional Thinking
Heiner Roetz - Author

Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age describes the formative period of Chinese culture--the last centuries of the Zhou dynasty--as an early epoch of enlightenment. It comprehensively reconstructs the ethical discourse as thought gradually became emancipated from tradition and institutions. Rather than presenting a chronology of different thinkers and works, this book discusses the systematic aspects of moral philosophies.

Based on orig...(Read More)
 
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