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Howard L. Goodman
This biography of the court scholar Xun Xu explores central areas of intellectual life in third-century China — court lyrics, music, metrology, pitch systems, archeology, and historiography. It clarifies the relevant source texts in order to reveal fierce debates. Besides solving technical ...
This book, which deals with the life and ideas of the poet and philosopher Tadano Makuzu (1763-1825), presents insights into gender discourses of the late Tokugawa period (1600-1868), and thereby opens a way to break away from conventional intellectual history.
An important work on Hajime Tanabe and his Kyoto School of Philosophy, the more as the reader becomes acquainted with Ozaki’s own creative synthetic view of the main problems of Christian-Buddhist theological, resp. philosophical encounter.
The book deals with the influences exerted by Social Darwinism upon Korea’s modern ideologies and discourses in the 1880s-1900s. It argues that Social Darwinism constituted the main keystone for many pivotal discourses in early modern Korea, especially nationalism.
Edited by Hans Ulrich Vogel and Günter Dux, with an overview and introduction by Mark Elvin
A collective masterpiece that illuminates premodern Chinese ways of thinking about Nature by comparing them with Europe’s, thus also reshaping our understanding of the corresponding Western concepts, and using the frequent partial similarities in the context of overall contrasts to define the ...
W.J. Boot, Leiden University
This volume of Critical Readings provides an overview of recent scholarship about Japanese thought, as it took shape during the Edo Period (1600-1867). It contains articles about all participants in the intellectual debate: Buddhism, Confucianism, National Studies, and Dutch Learning.
Edited by Sven Saaler, University of Tokyo, and Wolfgang Schwentker, Osaka University
Due to their symbolic and iconographic meanings, expressions of ‘collective memory’ constitute the mental topography of a society and make a powerful contribution to its cultural, political and social identity. In Japan, the subject of ‘memory’ has prompted a huge response in recent years.
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