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De Bary, Wm. Theodore 1919-2017

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Works: 269 works in 1,223 publications in 5 languages and 33,044 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Outlines and syllabi  Sacred books  Sacred works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: DS821, 952
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The trouble with Confucianism by Wm. Theodore De Bary( )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De Bary explains the puzzling role and ambiguous character of Confucianism as a liberal humanist teaching that is often appropriated to serve conservative regimes. He discusses the tension between the ideal of the noble man in Confucius and Mencius and the figure of the exemplary sage-king turned authoritarian in the imperial dynasties. On the basis of evidence from both early Confucian teachings and historical developments, de Bary questions the Weberian characterization of Confucianism as a philosophy of acceptance and accommodation, lacking a critical voice or capability for self-transformation. Instead, he sees Confucianism as involving a prophetic voice, identified with the noble man as spokesman for the people's welfare but assigning no responsibility to the people for acting on their own behalf. Institutionally this view became embodied in a two-class structure, a bureaucratic ruling class governing people with no power or responsibility themselves, and later in a one-party state, dominated by a Communist elite. Confucian thinkers in the past were not unaware of the problems, and we can all benefit from learning more about their troubled experience with Confucius' noble ideals."--Jacket
Nobility & civility : Asian ideals of leadership and the common good by Wm. Theodore De Bary( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nobility and Civility deals with the values of major Asian traditions - Indian, Chinese, and Japanese, ancient and modern - that have influenced the course of history and are still invoked by twenty-first century leaders."--Jacket
Sources of Chinese tradition by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of China, this text provides a resource for scholars and students and an introduction for general readers
A guide to Oriental classics by Columbia College (Columbia University)( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and Arabic and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of Indian tradition by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

12 editions published between 1958 and 1964 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1958 Sources of Indian Tradition has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). It has helped generations of students and lay readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which these thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings. The traditions represented include Brahmanism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism
The Buddhist tradition in India, China & Japan by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, compiled from basic Buddhist writings, presents a survey of Buddhist thought in India, China, and Japan, covering the central doctrines and practices that has profoundly influenced human life in Asia. Developments in practical ethics, social attitudes, philosophical speculation, and religious and aesthetic contemplation are represented by selected excerpts from basic writings with succinct introductions and commentary. From these one may observe not only the remarkable vitality of Buddhism in its spread through Asia, but also the essential links between widely diverse forms, showing how the spiritual message of the Buddha found expression in different historical and cultural circumstances. Thus both its continuity in time and its wide range of influence mark Buddhism as a major spiritual force in the world. Buddha, as the Awakened One, has exemplified to millions of followers throughout the ages a living Truth, a dynamic wisdom and an active compassion. It is these qualities that have inspired hop and courage in men who were asked to face to the stark reality of man's condition: the inevitable involvement in suffering which arises from his persistent egoism and refusal to recognize his finitude
East Asian civilizations : a dialogue in five stages by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of Japanese tradition( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1965 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tanner lectures on human values( )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self and society in Ming thought by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of Japanese tradition by Ryūsaku Tsunoda( Book )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content Description v. 1. From earliest times through the sixteenth century
Sources of Indian tradition by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: Since 1958 Sources of Indian Tradition has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). It has helped generations of students and lay readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in. This second edition has been extensively revised, with much new material added. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which these thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings. The traditions represented include Brahmanism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism. The book includes a chronology of Indian history from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1858
Sources of Japanese tradition by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. "Sources of Japanese Tradition is a best-selling classic, unrivaled for its wide selection of source readings on history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion in the Land of the Rising Sun. In this long-awaited second edition, the editors have revised or retranslated most of the texts in the original 1958 edition, and added a great many selections not included or translated before. They have also restructured volume 1 to span the period from the early Japanese chronicles to the end of the sixteenth century. New additions include: readings on early and medieval Shinto and on the tea ceremony, readings on state Buddhism and Chinese political thought influential in Japan, and sections on women's education, medieval innovations in the uses of history, and laws and precepts of the medieval warrior houses. Together, the selections shed light on the development of Japanese civilization in its own terms, without reference to Western parallels, and will continue to assist generations of students and lay readers in understanding Japanese culture."
Finding wisdom in East Asian classics by Wm. Theodore De Bary( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilization and culture. Essays address frequently read, foundational texts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as early modern fictional classics and nonfiction works of the seventeenth century. Building strong links between these writings and the critical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, this volume shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large. Wm. Theodore de Bary focuses on texts that have survived for centuries, if not millennia, through avid questioning and contestation. Recognized as perennial reflections on life and society, these works represent diverse historical periods and cultures and include the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Xunxi, the Lotus Sutra, Tang poetry, the Pillow Book, The Tale of Genji, and the writings of Chikamatsu and Kaibara Ekken. Contributors explain the core and most commonly understood aspects of these works and how they operate within their traditions. They trace their reach and reinvention throughout history and their ongoing relevance in modern life. With fresh interpretations of familiar readings, these essays inspire renewed appreciation and examination. In the case of some classics open to multiple interpretations, de Bary chooses two complementary essays from different contributors. Expanding on debates concerning the challenges of teaching classics in the twenty-first century, several pieces speak to the value of Asia in the core curriculum. Indispensable for early scholarship on Asia and the evolution of global civilization, Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics helps one master the major texts of human thought
Sources of Chinese tradition by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

40 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations of Chinese writings which demonstrate Chinese thought and philosophy from Confucianism to Maoism
Sources of Chinese tradition by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second edition of an anthology of primary sources on Chinese history features new translations of more than half the works which appeared in the first (1960) edition, and adds new selections as well. Texts are arranged chronologically, with this volume spanning from the earliest literate Chinese societies through the 17th century Ming dynasty. The book, and each individual chapter, features an introduction by the editors contextualizing the material. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Approaches to the Oriental classics; Asian literature and thought in general education by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work discusses the Oriental classics and compares them with Western classical thought
Asian values and human rights : a Confucian communitarian perspective by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Asian values" is a concept advanced by some authoritarian regimes to differentiate an Asian model of development, supposedly based on Confucianism, from a Western model identified with individualism, liberal democracy, and human rights. Highlighting the philosophical development of Confucianism as well as the Chinese historical experience with community organization, constitutionalism, education, and women's rights, Wm. Theodore de Bary argues that while the Confucian sense of personhood differs in some respects from Western libertarian concepts of the individual, it is not incompatible with human rights, but could, rather, enhance them
The unfolding of Neo-Confucianism by Wm. Theodore De Bary( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to Asian civilizations by Ainslie Thomas Embree( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

29 essays by Asian scholars and specialists in the field of Asian studies
 
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East Asian civilizations : a dialogue in five stages
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Nobility & civility : Asian ideals of leadership and the common goodSources of Chinese traditionThe Buddhist tradition in India, China & JapanEast Asian civilizations : a dialogue in five stagesSources of Japanese traditionSources of Indian traditionSources of Japanese traditionFinding wisdom in East Asian classics
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