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Slyke, Lyman V.

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Works: 17 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 124 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: DS509.3, 950
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Most widely held works by Lyman V Slyke
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lecture explores Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, often called the three religions of China, though many would argue that Confucianism and much of Taoism should be seen as ways of thought rather than religions in the conventional sense. The main texts of classical or philosophical Taoism defy easy classification, and this has been part of their continuing appeal
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lecture, Prof. Mass illuminates those warriors and that warrior class that seems to express so much of the Japanese spirit and history. But Prof. Mass does not look simply at the samurai themselves. He also looks at the changing interpretations that historians have offered, and his picture differs quite markedly from our conventional view. We learn for esample, that only during relatively breif periods were the samurai violently out of control and beyond the law
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can one understand Japan's rapid rise on the world stage in less than a century and a half--and particularly during the forty-five years since the end of World War II? While many factors have undoubtedly contributed to this astonishing record, Prof. Rohlen asserts that Japan's capacity to learn--including a special capacity to assimilate external influences--is one of the most fundamental
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical period of Chinese history, from about 500 to 200 B.C. was filled with conflict, warfare and social change. Small states were swallowed by bigger and more ruthless states, while former members of an aristocratic nobility fell into poverty and commoner status. perhaps it is no wonder that this was also the period in Chinese history richest in philosophical thinking, in argument and in dispute among rival schools of belief
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her lecture, Profe. Stockard asks, "what did it mean to be born female in Chinese society then and now?" and "how do women's experiences differ from those of men?" Prof. Stockard first depicts the most important general features of the gender landscape of Chinese society: the male-dominated patriarchal and patrilineal family, stressing that upon marriage, the bride goes to live not only with her husband, but with her husband's family, which is often surrounded by her husband's lineage
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lecture, Prof. Befu argues that no nation in the world, certainly no non-western nation, has ever made as rapid and as spectacular an entry onto the world scene as Japan between the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the onset of the Pacific War in 1941, or as spectacular a recovery from the ashes of defeat since 1945
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this talk, Prof. Ueda explores the mystery of Japanese suicide among that country's reigning modern literary masters. He asks how Japan's literary legacy has influenced modern novelists, and how they, in turn, both reflected and helped to shape the modern consciousness and self-image of the Japanese people
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of this lecture is deceptively simple. The plural form-Histories-denies the notion of any single, simple, uniform history. And, second, the proposition "in." these are not histories of Japan, but Japanese views of themselves
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we listen to this lecture we may marvel at the long duration and the staying power of the Chinese imperial state and realize how little we know about the emperors themselves. Like the tip of the iceberg, the emperor on his dragon throne sat atop the huge, submerged structure of government, bureaucracy and society. It was either very easy or rather dangerous to be the emperor of China, for palace intrigue poisoned more than one ruler or heir apparent, and barbarian invaders if they were strong enough headed directly for the imperial palace as the center of imperial power
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 18th century, Japan was in the mdst of its 250-year isolation from the rest of the world, imposed by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Yet within the cocoon of its seclusion, a fundamental metamorphosis was beginning to occur. In ways unknown even to themselves, the Japanese were preparing to join the world, to develop their remarkable ability to absorb influences from the outside yet transform these influences into something distinctive
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If literature is the voice of a culture, then art is its eyes, the vision of a culture. In the middle fo the 17th century two realities were paramount in China. The first reality was the enormous weight of tradition. In a profoundly retrospective culture, one which paid reverence to the past, to precedents and to the ancient examplars, this tradition both inspired and constrained all members of Chinese society: emperors, scholars, bureaucrats, even peasants and artists
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his lecture, Prof. Van Slyke proposes a new and enlarged definition of China, which includes three "preipheral Chinas," which have often been overlooked or neglected: Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore comprise the first of these layers
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did the Chinese invent and institute a centralized, imperial state and the bureaucracy that was necessary to make it work? In his lecture, Professor Dien surveys almost a thousand years of Chinese history, from the Chou conquest in the 12th century B.C. to the unification of China in the 3rd century. This millenium, and particularly the latter 500 years, is perhaps the most important formative period in all of Chinese history
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets, whether we know their names or not, are the singers of their societies, and through their songs their poetry we are given windows into other times, other places and other sensitivities. Not for nothing did the Han Dynasty establish a bureau whose task it was to collect the folk songs of the realm, in order to take the pulse of the people
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years, Taiwan was widely but inaccurately viewed as a small island with grandiose but outdated ideas, a remnant of the Chinese civil war, sooner or later to be absorbed into the greater motherland. During the past twenty years, Taiwan's remarkable economic progress has been increasingly recognized. Less generally noted, but perhaps even more astonishing, is the political evolution toward personal freedoms, pluralism, and responsible government that has taken place since the mid- 1980's
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the years since the death of Mao Tse-tung and the downfall of the Gang of Four in 1976, China has sought simultaneously the elusive goals of economic development, political stability and national sense of purpose. This reform program has been quite bold and quite successful in the economic sphere, while trying to limit political change that might challenge the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party
Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his talk, Prof. Okimoto first introduces some of the salient facts about Asian economic development in the world economy and Japan's place in it. He then turns to the paradoxes of his title-paradoxes in American eyes, but quite natural from a Japanese perspective
 
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