Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought book cover

    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 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
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • Spirituality in the Modern World: Within Religious Tradition and Beyond book cover

    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 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
    Routledge

  • 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
    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
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Taoism: 2-Volume Set book cover

    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 book cover

    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

  • Shinto: At the Fountainhead of Japan book cover

    Shinto

    At the Fountainhead of Japan, 1st Edition

    By Jean Herbert

    Shinto, the national indigenous religion of Japan has supplied Japan with the basic structure of its mentality and behaviour. Although its classical texts have been translated into English this volume was the first major study of this important religion. The book is a complete picture of Shinto,…

    Hardback – 2010-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Japan

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Confucian Studies book cover

    Confucian Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Xinzhong Yao, Tu Weiming

    It is difficult, if not totally impossible, to define what we call ‘Confucianism’ in terms of any of the disciplines we are used to in the West, and contemporary scholars tend to see it as a historical and yet living tradition containing elements of philosophy, religion, politics, morality, and…

    Hardback – 2010-08-04
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Philosophy

  • 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
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

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