Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japan book cover

    Pilgrimages and Spiritual Quests in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Ackermann, Dolores Martinez, Maria Rodriguez del Alisal

    This exciting new book is a detailed examination of pilgrimages in Japan, including the meanings of travel, transformation, and the discovery of identity through encounters with the sacred, in a variety of interesting dimensions in both historical and contemporary Japanese culture, linked by the…

    Paperback – 2008-08-31
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Japanese Religions at Home and Abroad: Anthropological Perspectives book cover

    Japanese Religions at Home and Abroad

    Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Hirochika Nakamaki

    In this important book, a leading authority on Japanese religions brings together for the first time in English his extensive work on the subject. The book is important both for what it reveals about Japanese religions, and also because it demonstrates for western readers the distinctive Japanese…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06

  • Taoism: The Enduring Tradition book cover


    The Enduring Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Russell Kirkland

    This clear and reliable introduction to Taoism (also known as Daoism) brings a fresh dimension to a tradition that has found a natural place in Western society. Examining Taoist sacred texts together with current scholarship, it surveys Taoism's ancient roots, contemporary heritage and role in…

    Paperback – 2004-04-22

  • Shinto: A Short History book cover


    A Short History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nobutaka Inoue, Endo Jun, Mori Mizue, Ito Satoshi

    Shinto - A Short History provides an introductory outline of the historical development of Shinto from the ancient period of Japanese history until the present day. Shinto does not offer a readily identifiable set of teachings, rituals or beliefs; individual shrines and kami deities have led their…

    Paperback – 2003-05-29

  • Auspicious Omens and Miracles in Ancient China: Han, Three Kingdoms and Six Dynasties book cover

    Auspicious Omens and Miracles in Ancient China

    Han, Three Kingdoms and Six Dynasties, 1st Edition

    By Tiziana Lippiello

    The subject of Dr. Lippiello's study is one of bewildering complexity and variety. 'Good luck' and its manifestation through ominous signs and miraculous events occupy a central position in traditional Chinese thought, and the author has wisely refrained from covering the subject in all its…

    Paperback – 2001-06-30
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

  • The Tao of the West: Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought book cover

    The Tao of the West

    Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought, 1st Edition

    By J.J. Clarke

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western…

    Paperback – 2000-04-24

  • Politik und Praxis: Politik und Praxis book cover

    Politik und Praxis

    Politik und Praxis, 1st Edition

    By Donald Macinnis

    Seit dem Erscheinen der amerikanischen Originalausgabe (Religion in China Today. Policy and Practice) im Jahre 1989 gehort die hier in vollstandiger deutscher Ubersetzung erschienene Dokumentation fur alle am Thema Religion und Politik in der Volksrepublik China Interessierten zu den Standardwerken…

    Hardback – 1993-06-30
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

  • The Shifting Center: The Original

    The Shifting Center

    The Original "Great Plan" and Later Readings, 1st Edition

    By Michael Nylan

    The "Great Plan" ("Hung fan") chapter of the Book of Documents (Shu ching) is a major source of Confucian political, cosmological, and social theory in early China. In her study of the "Great Plan" and its major commentaries, Michael Nylan explores the exegetical tradition of this significant text,…

    Paperback – 1992-06-30
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

  • Preservation of Learning: With an Introduction on His Life and Thought book cover

    Preservation of Learning

    With an Introduction on His Life and Thought, 1st Edition

    By Yen Yüan, Mansfield Freeman

    Yen YUan [1635-1704] ..". has an enduring place in the history of pre-modern Chinese thought. No one before him had so vigorously opposed the speculative Neo-Confucianism which dominated Chinese thought for several centuries, and no one had stressed practical experience so forcefully. These two…

    Hardback – 1972-06-30
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

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