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The Resource Confucian values and popular Zen : Sekimon shingaku in eighteenth-century Japan, Janine Anderson Sawada, (electronic resource)

Confucian values and popular Zen : Sekimon shingaku in eighteenth-century Japan, Janine Anderson Sawada, (electronic resource)

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Confucian values and popular Zen : Sekimon shingaku in eighteenth-century Japan
Title
Confucian values and popular Zen
Title remainder
Sekimon shingaku in eighteenth-century Japan
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Janine Anderson Sawada
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Language
eng
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1953-
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Sawada, Janine Anderson
Dewey number
299/.56
LC call number
BJ971.S5
LC item number
S29 1993
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  • Shingaku
  • Confucianism
Summary expansion
"Although East Asian religion is commonly characterized as "syncretic," the historical interaction of Buddhist, Confucian, and other traditions is often neglected by scholars of mainstream religious thought. In this thought-provoking study, Janine Sawada moves beyond conventional approaches to the history of Japanese religion by analyzing the ways in which Neo-Confucianism and Zen formed a popular synthesis in early modern Japan. She shows how Shingaku, a teaching founded by merchant Ishida Baigan, blossomed after his death into a widespread religious movement that selectively combined ideas and practices from these traditions. Drawing on new research into original Shingaku sources, Sawada challenges the view that the teaching was a facile "merchant ethic" by illuminating the importance of Shingaku mystical experience and its intimate relation to moral cultivation in the program developed by Baigan's successor, Teshima Toan." "This book also suggests the need for an approach to the history of Japanese education that accounts for the informal transmission of ideas as well as institutional schooling. Shingaku contributed to the development of Japanese education by effectively disseminating moral and religious knowledge on a large scale to the less-educated sectors of Tokugawa society. Sawada interprets the popularity of the movement as part of a general trend in early modern Japan in which ordinary people sought forms of learning that could be pursued in the context of daily life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Confucian values and popular Zen : Sekimon shingaku in eighteenth-century Japan, Janine Anderson Sawada, (electronic resource)
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Glossary and references in Roman and Japanese characters
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referencesof (p. 225-241) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000128720
Dimensions
25 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xi, 256 p.
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Isbn
9780824814144
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(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92045047
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ill.
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000128720
Label
Confucian values and popular Zen : Sekimon shingaku in eighteenth-century Japan, Janine Anderson Sawada, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Glossary and references in Roman and Japanese characters
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referencesof (p. 225-241) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000128720
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 256 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780824814144
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92045047
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000128720

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