Dao Companion to Japanese Confucian Philosophy

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Chun-chieh Huang, John Allen Tucker
Springer, Sep 5, 2014 - Philosophy - 429 pages

The Dao Companion to Japanese Confucian Philosophy will be part of the handbook series Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy, published by Springer. This series is being edited by Professor Huang Yong, Professor of Philosophy at Kutztown University and Editor of Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy. This volume includes original essays by scholars from the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China, discussing important philosophical writings by Japanese Confucian philosophers. The main focus, historically, will be the early-modern period (1600-1868), when much original Confucian philosophizing occurred, and Confucianism in modern Japan.

The Dao Companion to Japanese Confucian Philosophy makes a significant contribution to the Dao handbook series, and equally to the field of Japanese philosophy. This new volume including original philosophical studies will be a major contribution to the study of Confucianism generally and Japanese philosophy in particular.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Meanings of Words and Confucian Political Philosophy A Study of Matsunaga Sekigos Ethics
31
Spirits Gods and Heaven in Confucian Thought
69
Making Destiny in the Kingdom of Ryukyu
109
The Somaticization of Learning in Edo Confucianism The Rejection of BodyMind Dualism in the Thought of Kaibara Ekken
141
Ogyū Sorai Confucian Conservative Reformer From Journey to Kai to Discourse on Government
165
The Philosophical Moment Between Ogyū Sorai and Kaiho Seiryō Indigenous Modernity in the Political Theories of EighteenthCentury Japan?
183
Human Nature and the Way in the Philosophy of Dazai Shundai
215
Kokugaku Critiques of Confucianism and Chinese Culture
233
Saints as Sinners Andō Shōekis BacktoNature Critiques of the Saints Confucian and Otherwise
257
Moral and Philosophical Idealism in LateEdo Confucian Thought Ōshio Chūsai and the Working Out of His Great Aspiration
277
Divination and Meiji Politics A Reading of Takashima Kaemons Judgments on the Book of Changes Takashima Ekidan
315
Orthodoxy and Legitimacy in the Yamazaki Ansai School
331
Zhu Xi and Zhu Xiism Toward a Critical Perspective on the Ansai School
411
Index
423
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Chun-chieh Huang completed his PhD at the University of Washington in 1980. He is currently the Distinguished Professor of General Education, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of the Program of East Asian Confucianisms at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. Huang is also a Research Fellow at the Academia Sinica’s Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy. He is past president of the Society for Cultural Interaction in East Asia. Huang has been awarded the Wang Fellowship in Chinese Studies (1988), Outstanding Scholar Award (1997-2002), the Hu Shih Chair Professorship (2005-6), the Sun Yatsen Academic Award (2006), the National Taiwan University Award for the best book (2006, 2007, 2010), the National Taiwan University Award for the best article (2008, 2009), and the National Award for Teaching Excellence in General Education by the Taiwan Ministry of Education (2011).

John A. Tucker completed his PhD at Columbia University in 1990. After teaching at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida from 1990-2000, Tucker joined the History Department at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is a full professor of history, director of the Asian Studies Program, and serves as East Carolina’s University historian. He also directs the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences’ Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series. He has been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Kyoto University; a visiting researcher at Nanzan University, Nagoya; and a visiting research scholar at National Taiwan University. Tucker’s specialization is in the history of Japanese and East Asian Confucian thought. He is currently working on a study of the Akō vendetta in Japanese intellectual history and another study of the Confucian thought of Shibusawa Eiichi.

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