Chinese & Japanese Religions Products

  • The Buddhist Sects of Japan

    Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries, 1st Edition

    By E Steinilber-Oberlin

    The philosophy of Buddhism, originating in India, has undergone considerable changes in its adoption in the Far East. It has, in Japan, assumed a more practical aspect, and has come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • A Study of Shinto

    The Religion of the Japanese Nation, 1st Edition

    By Genchi Katu

    This volume investigates and presents the salient features of Shinto through a long history of development from its remote past up to the present. It is a historical study of Shinto from a scientific point of view, illustrating the higher aspects of the religion, compiled on strict lines of…

    Paperback – 2013-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • Mapping China and Managing the World

    Culture, Cartography and Cosmology in Late Imperial Times, 1st Edition

    By Richard J. Smith

    From the founding of the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE to the present, the Chinese have been preoccupied with the concept of order (zhi). This cultural preoccupation has found expression not only in China’s highly refined bureaucratic institutions and methods of social and economic organization but also…

    Paperback – 2012-10-19
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore

    1st Edition

    By Tong Chee Kiong

    Through a cultural analysis of the symbols of death - flesh, blood, bones, souls, time numbers, food and money - Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore throws light upon the Chinese perception of death and how they cope with its eventuality. In the seeming mass of religious rituals and beliefs, it…

    Paperback – 2012-08-01
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Awakening

    An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought, 5th Edition

    By Patrick S. Bresnan

    Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought engages students with anecdotes, primary and secondary sources, an accessible writing style, and a clear historical approach. The text focuses on India, China, and Japan, while showing the relationships that exist between Eastern and…

    Paperback – 2012-07-31
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan

    Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Morris Augustine

    Hagiographies or idealized biographies which recount the lives of saints, bodhisattvas and other charismatic figures have been the meeting place for myth and experience. In medieval Europe, the 'lives of saints' were read during liturgical celebrations and the texts themselves were treated as…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • Spirituality in the Modern World

    Within Religious Tradition and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Heelas

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that during the last century, most especially during and since the 1960s, the language of spirituality has become one of the most significant ways in which the sacred has come to be understood and judged in the West, and, increasingly, elsewhere. Whether it is…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Religion, Law and Tradition

    Comparative Studies in Religious Law, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Huxley

    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thought

    Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi, 1st Edition

    By Eske Møllgaard

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi’s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the…

    Paperback – 2011-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Explorations in Daoism

    Medicine and Alchemy in Literature, 1st Edition

    By Ho Peng Yoke

    The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts concerning ritual, alchemical and meditation practices within Daoist religion. Many of these texts are undated and anonymous, so dating them is essential for a clear understanding of the development of Chinese alchemy, and…

    Paperback – 2011-07-11
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Taoism

    2-Volume Set, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fabrizio Pregadio

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. It contains hundreds of entries authored by an international body of experts which cover areas such as schools and traditions, texts,…

    Paperback – 2011-06-27
    Routledge

  • Anthropology of Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Phillips Stevens Jr.

    Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to…

    Hardback – 2010-11-23
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

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