Religion: Chinese & Japanese Religions

  • Introducing Chinese Religions book cover

    Introducing Chinese Religions

    1st Edition

    By Mario Poceski

    Introducing Chinese Religions is the ideal starting point for students exploring the fascinating religious traditions of China. This introduction covers the whole spectrum of Chinese religious history, from the multi-faceted religious heritage of pre-modern China, to the practice of different…

    Paperback – 2009-06-19
    World Religions

  • 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

  • Introducing Daoism book cover

    Introducing Daoism

    1st Edition

    By Livia Kohn

    Daoism is one of the major religious traditions of the East, but in the past has not been as well known as Buddhism and Hinduism. With the increased interest in Eastern religions, and alternative spiritual traditions, interest in Daoism is increasing. Introducing Daoism is a lively and accessible…

    Paperback – 2008-09-26
    World 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

  • The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture book cover

    The Religious Traditions of Asia

    Religion, History, and Culture, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joseph Kitagawa

    This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from…

    Paperback – 2002-07-25

  • 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

  • Popular Religion in China: The Imperial Metaphor book cover

    Popular Religion in China

    The Imperial Metaphor, 1st Edition

    By Stephan Feuchtwang

    The institution of local festivals and temples is not as well known as that of ancestor worship, but it is just as much a universal fact of Chinese life. Its content is an imperial metaphor, which stands in relation to the rest of its participants' lives as the poetry of collective vision,…

    Paperback – 2001-03-09

  • 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

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