Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism: The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714)

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SUNY Press, 1989 - Philosophy - 451 pages
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Suggests that the Japanese scholar's interest in integrating a comprehensive program of personal cultivation, in educational training, and in empirical investigation, distinguishes his thought, and accounts for its appeal in the Tokugaura period. Explores the ethicoreligious concerns behind his work. Includes the Japanese text and a translation of the first four chapters of his book Yamato Zokkun, a chronology, and glossaries (without pronunciation). Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
NeoConfucianism in the Early Tokugawa Period
13
Biography of Ekken
31
Introduction to Ekkens Thought
53
Analysis of Yamato Zokkun
85
A Comparative Treatment of Ekkens Ethical Treatises
105
Conclusion
123
Translation of Yamato Zokkun
133
Japanese Text of Yamato Zokkun
223
Chronology of Kaibara Ekkens Life
345
A List of Ekkens Collected Works
355
Notes
361
Glossary of Names Terms and Titles Cited in Part I
415
Bibliography
427
Index
447
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Mary Evelyn Tucker is Assistant Professor of Religion at Bucknell University.

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