For almost fifty years, Sources of Japanese Tradition has been the single most valuable collection of English-language readings on Japan. Unrivalled in its wide selection of source materials on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, the two-volume textbook is a crucial resource for students, scholars, and readers seeking an introduction to Japanese civilization.
Originally published in a single hardcover book, Volume 2 is now available as an abridged, two-part paperback. Part 1 covers the Tokugawa period to 1868, including texts that address the spread of neo-Confucianism and Buddhism and the initial encounters of Japan and the West. Part 2 begins with the Meiji period and ends at the new millennium, shedding light on such major movements as the Enlightenment, constitutionalism, nationalism, socialism, and feminism, and the impact of the postwar occupation. Commentary by major scholars and comprehensive bibliographies and indexes are included.
Together, these readings map out the development of modern Japanese civilization and illuminate the thought and teachings of its intellectual, political, and religious leaders.
About the Author
Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus at Columbia University, and Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities. He has written extensively on Confucianism in East Asia, and is coeditor of the first edition of Sources of Chinese Tradition, as well as Sources of Japanese Tradition and Sources of Korean Tradition. Richard Lufrano is assistant professor of Chinese history at the College of Staten Island and the author of Honorable Merchants: Commerce and Self-Cultivation in Late Imperial China.
Table of Contents
Part V. Japan, Asia, and the West
35. The Meiji Restoration, by Fred G. Notehelfer
36. Civilization and Enlightenment, by Albert Craig
37. Popular Rights and Constitutionalism, by James Huffman
38. Education in Meiji Japan, by Richard Rubinger
39. Nationalism and Pan-Asianism
40. The High Tide of Prewar Liberalism, by Arthur E. Tiedemann
41. Socialism and the Left, by Andrew Barshay
42. The Rise of Revolutionary Nationalism, by Marius Jansen
43. Empire and War, by Peter Duus
Part VI. Postwar Japan
44. The Occupation Years, 1945–1952, by Marlene Mayo
45. Democracy and High Growth, by Andrew Gordon
Part VII. Aspects of the Modern Experience
46. The New Religions, by Helen Hardacre
47. Japan and the World in Cultural Debate
49. Thinking with the Past: History Writing in Modern Japan, by Carol Gluck