Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples: India, China, Tibet, Japan

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1991 - Philosophy - 712 pages
Ways of thinking of Eastern people is a comperative study of ways of thinking of major peoples of Asia. It has been widely admitted that this is the first attempt to give a survey and analysis of ways of thinking of Asians, which differ with peoples. The author has chiefly centered in pointing out features of Indian ways of thinking, as well as Chinese, Japanese and Tibetian ones. His knowledge of Asian traditions, as well as wounderful command of various languages of Asia, being combined , have made this attempt quite successful and reliable in the scholarly sense.
 

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This is a peculiar book. The author sets out to analyze the characteristic ways of thought in India, China, Tibet and Japan by focusing on Buddhism as the common denominator. In the beginning he ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
pects of East Asian Thought and Culture The Cognitive
32
Chapter
41
Preference for the Negative
52
The Concept of the Unity of All Things
67
Subjective Comprehension of Personality
87
Primacy of the Universal Self over the Individual Self
93
The Metaphysical Character of Indian Thought
157
The Tendency towards Practicality
233
Individualism
247
Esteem for Hierarchy
259
Esteem for Nature
277
Reconciling and Harmonizing Tendencies
284
All Heretical Doctrines Syncretism within Buddhism Chi
290
Introduction
297
dividual
316

The Spirit of Tolerance and Conciliation
168
CHINA
175
NonDevelopment of Abstract Thought
185
Emphasis on the Particular
196
Conservatism Expressed in Exaltation of Antiquity
204
Fondness for Complex Multiplicity Expressed in Con
217
Formal Conformity
226
JAPAN
338
The Tendency to Emphasize a Limited Social Nexus
407
NonRationalistic Tendencies
531
Problem of Shamanism
577
Notes
588
Index
691
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