Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • The Buddhist Sects of Japan: Their History, Philosophical Doctrines and Sanctuaries book cover

    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 Library Editions: Japan

  • A Study of Shinto: The Religion of the Japanese Nation book cover

    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 Library Editions: Japan

  • Mapping China and Managing the World: Culture, Cartography and Cosmology in Late Imperial Times book cover

    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
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore book cover

    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
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Buddhist Hagiography in Early Japan: Images of Compassion in the Gyoki Tradition book cover

    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 Studies in Asian Religion

  • Religion, Law and Tradition: Comparative Studies in Religious Law book cover

    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

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thought: Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi book cover

    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 Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Explorations in Daoism: Medicine and Alchemy in Literature book cover

    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
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Daoism in History: Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan book cover

    Daoism in History

    Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Penny

    Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field, Daoism in History presents…

    Paperback – 2010-08-12
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Divine Justice: Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture book cover

    Divine Justice

    Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture, 1st Edition

    By Paul R. Katz

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important…

    Paperback – 2009-12-22
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture book cover

    Japanese Mythology

    Hermeneutics on Scripture, 1st Edition

    By Jun'ichi Isomae, Mukund Subramanian

    Before the westernisation of Japan, mythological events were treated as national history. Two key documents have contributed to this history, both written over 1300 years ago: 'Kojiki', the Tale of Old Age, and 'Nihonshoki', the Chronicle of Japanese History. Both the Imperial Court and the general…

    Paperback – 2009-05-01
    Religion in Culture

  • Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan: The Japanese Introspection Practice of Naikan book cover

    Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan

    The Japanese Introspection Practice of Naikan, 1st Edition

    By Chikako Ozawa-de Silva

    Naikan is a Japanese psychotherapeutic method which combines meditation-like body engagement with the recovery of memory and the reconstruction of one's autobiography in order to bring about healing and a changed notion of the self. Based on original anthropological fieldwork, this fascinating…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

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