Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism: The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714)
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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NeoConfucianism in the Early Tokugawa Period
Biography of Ekken
Introduction to Ekkens Thought
Analysis of Yamato Zokkun
A Comparative Treatment of Ekkens Ethical Treatises
Translation of Yamato Zokkun
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