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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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).
 

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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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