Daoism in Japan

Daoism in Japan
Author: Jeffrey L. Richey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 1317662865
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daoism in Japan Book Excerpt:

Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, politics, and popular culture, not to mention Buddhism and Shintō. Despite this legacy, few English-language studies of Daoism’s influence on Japanese religious culture have been published. Daoism in Japan provides an exploration of the particular pathways by which Daoist traditions entered Japan from continental East Asia. After addressing basic issues in both Daoist Studies and the study of Japanese religions, including the problems of defining ‘Daoism’ and ‘Japanese,’ the book looks at the influence of Daoism on ancient, medieval and modern Japan in turn. To do so, the volume is arranged both chronologically and topically, according to the following three broad divisions: "Arrivals" (c. 5th-8th centuries CE), "Assimilations" (794-1868), and "Apparitions" (1600s-present). The book demonstrates how Chinese influence on Japanese religious culture ironically proved to be crucial in establishing traditions that usually are seen as authentically, even quintessentially, Japanese. Touching on multiple facets of Japanese cultural history and religious traditions, this book is a fascinating contribution for students and scholars of Japanese Culture, History and Religions, as well as Daoist Studies.

Business Guide to Japan

Business Guide to Japan
Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN: 1462900941
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Guide to Japan Book Excerpt:

Conducting business in Japan: a delicate and valuable skill is explained by a true master of Japanese culture. Not only is Japan the world's third largest economy, it is a global center for design for non–Japanese businesses looking to expand into international markets. But business people from outside Japan quickly discover that doing business in Japan is unlike anything they've experienced before. They find Japanese business etiquette and culture both highly regimented and maddeningly impenetrable—making it difficult to identify, much less approach, key decision–makers, or to bring negotiations to a successful close. Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente explains the key aspects of Japanese business practices and protocols with specific advice for approaching and engaging with Japanese executives, their staffs, and their organizations. Business Guide to Japan offers yo invaluable insights into how to unravel the complicated maze of business bureaucracy, interpret verbal and written messages from your contacts, and create the critical social "comfort zone" necessary for working with Japanese companies. Doing business with the Japanese can be both challenging and rewarding, and the Business Guide to Japan offers you precise guidelines for success.

Shinto in History

Shinto in History
Author: John Breen,Mark Teeuwen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1136826971
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shinto in History Book Excerpt:

This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine critically Shinto's origins and its subsequent development through the medieval, pre-modern and modern periods. The essays in this book address such key topics as Shinto and Daoism in early Japan, Shinto and the natural environment, Shinto and state ritual in early Japan, Shinto and Buddhism in medieval Japan, and Shinto and the state in the modern period. All of the essays highlight the dynamic nature of Shinto and shrine history by focusing on the three-way relationship, often fraught, between local shrine cults, Shinto agendas and Buddhism.

From Taoism to Einstein

From Taoism to Einstein
Author: Olof G. Lidin
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN: 9004213708
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Taoism to Einstein Book Excerpt:

In this remarkable and inspirational study, the author takes the view that ki can profitably be compared with European philosophy: in China, the ki thread appears as an original ‘primal ki’ (genki), which is the source of all things and affairs; in Europe, the thinking goes in the opposite direction.

Daoism in Japan the Honch Shinsen den

Daoism in Japan  the Honch   Shinsen den
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daoism in Japan the Honch Shinsen den Book Excerpt:

101 Questions and Answers on Confucianism Daoism and Shinto

101 Questions and Answers on Confucianism  Daoism  and Shinto
Author: John Renard
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780809140916
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Questions and Answers on Confucianism Daoism and Shinto Book Excerpt:

Answers questions concerning the origins, development, doctrines and practices, ethics, spirituality, and other aspects of three major East Asian belief systems.

Daoism Handbook

Daoism Handbook
Author: Livia Kohn
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 914
Release: 2000-06-01
ISBN: 9004391843
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daoism Handbook Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides key information on the Daoist tradition in an easily accessible yet highly readable format. It contains a coherent collection of thirty articles by major scholars in the field and presents the latest level of research available today. A highly useful resource for both scholars and students.

Religion in Japan Unity and Diversity

Religion in Japan  Unity and Diversity
Author: H. Byron Earhart
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1285528816
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in Japan Unity and Diversity Book Excerpt:

This standard text explores religion in Japan as a complex tapestry of different religious strands, reflecting both the unity and diversity of Japanese culture, a theme Earhart pioneered in the first edition (1969) of this enduring, classic book--a theme he has devoted subsequent decades to refining through cutting-edge scholarship and keen observation of the evolving religious scene. Tracing the development of religious traditions from the prehistoric era through modern times, Earhart explores the vital influence of Shinto, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and folk religion. Presuming no technical or academic background, the text guides students to key Japanese religious themes, which include the proximity of humans and gods, the religious character of the family, the bond between religion and the nation, and the pervasiveness of religion in everyday life. This new edition updates the description and interpretation of the entire history of religion in Japan in light of the latest developments in the field. In the latter chapters, changes in the contemporary scene are highlighted, discussing Tokyo Disneyland, manga, and anime as alternative reality, as well as the innovations in more traditional events such as wedding ceremonies and rites for the dead. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Daoist Tradition

The Daoist Tradition
Author: Louis Komjathy
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN: 1472508947
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daoist Tradition Book Excerpt:

Using a historical, textual and ethnographical approach, this is the most comprehensive presentation of Daoism to date. In addition to revealing the historical contours and primary concerns of Chinese Daoists and Daoist communities, this provides an account of key themes and defining characteristics of Daoist religiosity - showing it to be a living and lived religion. A focus on exploring Daoism as a religion and from a comparative religious studies perspective gives the reader a deeper understanding of religious traditions more broadly. Beginning with an overview of Daoist history, the book then covers key elements of Daoist worldviews such as cosmology, virtue, and morality. This is followed by coverage of major Daoist practices, moving onto the importance of place and sacred sites as well as representative examples of material culture in Daoism. It concludes with an overview of Daoism in the modern world. The book includes a historical timeline, a map of China, 20 images, a glossary, text boxes, suggested reading and chapter summaries. A companion website provides both student and lecturer resources.

Classical Learning and Taoist Practices in Early Japan

Classical Learning and Taoist Practices in Early Japan
Author: Felicia Gressitt Bock
Publsiher: Arizona State Univ Center for asian
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Learning and Taoist Practices in Early Japan Book Excerpt:

The Book in Japan

The Book in Japan
Author: Peter Kornicki
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2000-12-01
ISBN: 9780824823375
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book in Japan Book Excerpt:

This monograph covers every major aspect of the book in traditional Japan: its place in Japanese history; books as material objects; manuscript cultures; printing; the Edo period book trade; authors and readers; and importation and exportation."

Women Rites and Ritual Objects in Premodern Japan

Women  Rites  and Ritual Objects in Premodern Japan
Author: Karen M. Gerhart
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2018-07-05
ISBN: 9004368191
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Rites and Ritual Objects in Premodern Japan Book Excerpt:

Women, Rites, and Ritual Objects in Premodern Japan seeks to expand our understanding of the roles women played in rituals, how particular rituals were carried out, what types of implements or icons accompanied them, and how various ritual objects were used.

Facets of Qing Daoism

Facets of Qing Daoism
Author: Monica Esposito
Publsiher: UniversityMedia
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN: 3906000079
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facets of Qing Daoism Book Excerpt:

As China is rapidly reemerging as the world’s dominant economic powerhouse that it had been until the mid-eighteenth century, interest in its religions and philosophies is on the rise. Just as the history and culture of Western civilizations can hardly be grasped without a measure of knowledge about Christianity, an understanding of Chinese civilization and its history seems impossible without some comprehension of Daoism. Though it has long been clear that modern Daoism has its roots in Daoist movements of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), research on premodern Daoism had been largely neglected. Published in six languages (Italian, French, English, German, Chinese, and Japanese), the pioneering studies by Monica Esposito (1962-2011) on Qing Daoism have been instrumental in kindling keen scholarly interest both in the West and in China and Japan. This book presents corrected and augmented versions of three of Dr Esposito's seminal articles that had originally been published in English ("Daoism in the Qing," "The Longmen School and its Controversial History," and "Longmen Daoism in Qing China: Doctrinal Ideal and Local Reality") along with English versions of two articles that had hitherto only been available in Japanese and Chinese: "Beheading the Red Dragon: The Heart of Feminine Alchemy" and "An Example of Daoist and Tantric Interaction during the Qing Dynasty: The Longmen xinzong." In addition, this volume contains a bibliography of all her publications and a detailed index.

Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan

Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan
Author: Herman Ooms
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 0824832353
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan Book Excerpt:

This title offers an understanding of a formative stage in the development of the Japanese state. It presents a wide-ranging and fine-grained examination of the power struggles, symbolic manipulations, mythological constructs, and historical revisions that both defines and propelled these changes.

Certainty in Daoism and in Japanese Buddhism

Certainty in Daoism and in Japanese Buddhism
Author: Maja Milčinski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Certainty in Daoism and in Japanese Buddhism Book Excerpt:

The article deals with the problem of death and certainty as reflected in Daoism and Japanese Buddhist philosophy. In the Buddhist context, the Japanese Pure Land theory is discussed. The Buddhist theories are illustrated with the quotations of Daoist philosophers, Zhuang Zi and Lao Zi (Dao de jing), which illuminate the problem of certainty related to the theory of body and its transformations through the mental and physical techniques used in visualizations that were used on the Buddhist path to truth and certainty.

The Invention of Religion in Japan

The Invention of Religion in Japan
Author: Jason Ananda Josephson
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN: 0226412350
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of Religion in Japan Book Excerpt:

Throughout its long history, Japan had no concept of what we call “religion.” There was no corresponding Japanese word, nor anything close to its meaning. But when American warships appeared off the coast of Japan in 1853 and forced the Japanese government to sign treaties demanding, among other things, freedom of religion, the country had to contend with this Western idea. In this book, Jason Ananda Josephson reveals how Japanese officials invented religion in Japan and traces the sweeping intellectual, legal, and cultural changes that followed. More than a tale of oppression or hegemony, Josephson’s account demonstrates that the process of articulating religion offered the Japanese state a valuable opportunity. In addition to carving out space for belief in Christianity and certain forms of Buddhism, Japanese officials excluded Shinto from the category. Instead, they enshrined it as a national ideology while relegating the popular practices of indigenous shamans and female mediums to the category of “superstitions”—and thus beyond the sphere of tolerance. Josephson argues that the invention of religion in Japan was a politically charged, boundary-drawing exercise that not only extensively reclassified the inherited materials of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto to lasting effect, but also reshaped, in subtle but significant ways, our own formulation of the concept of religion today. This ambitious and wide-ranging book contributes an important perspective to broader debates on the nature of religion, the secular, science, and superstition.

Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China Korea and Japan

Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China  Korea  and Japan
Author: Dorothy Ko,JaHyun Kim Haboush,Joan R. Piggott,Joan Piggott
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2003-08-28
ISBN: 9780520231382
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China Korea and Japan Book Excerpt:

This book rewrites the history of East Asia by rethinking the contentious relationship between "Confucianisms" and "women."

Religion and Society in Modern Japan

Religion and Society in Modern Japan
Author: Mark Mullins,Susumu Shimazono,Paul Loren Swanson
Publsiher: Jain Publishing Company
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1993
ISBN: 0895819368
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Society in Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

"Designed for the undergraduate level classroom study, this anthology provides the students with interpretations and perspectives on the significance of religion in modern Japan. Emphasis is placed on the sociocultural expressions of religion in everyday life, rather than on religious texts or traditions. Readings have been selected under four categories to show the diverse forms of Japanese religiosity and the continuing role of religion in this modernized society. These are: Japanese religiosity; religion and the state; traditional religious institutions, decline and adaptation; new religious movements. A particular strength of this collection is the combination of current Japanese and Western scholarship. ' ... Highly recommended ... '"--Journal of Asian Studies.

Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art 1600 2005

Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art  1600   2005
Author: Patricia J. Graham
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-09-30
ISBN: 0824862465
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art 1600 2005 Book Excerpt:

Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art explores the transformation of Buddhism from the premodern to the contemporary era in Japan and the central role its visual culture has played in this transformation. Although Buddhism is generally regarded as peripheral to modern Japanese society, this book demonstrates otherwise. Its chapters elucidate the thread of change over time in the practice of Buddhism as revealed in temple worship halls and other sites of devotion and in imagery representing the religion’s most popular deities and religious practices. It also introduces the work of modern and contemporary artists who are not generally associated with institutional Buddhism and its canonical visual requirements but whose faith inspires their art. The author makes a persuasive argument that the neglect of these materials by scholars results from erroneous presumptions about the aesthetic superiority of early Japanese Buddhist artifacts and an asserted decline in the institutional power of the religion after the sixteenth century. She demonstrates that recent works constitute a significant contribution to the history of Japanese art and architecture, providing evidence of Buddhism’s compelling presence at all levels of Japanese society and its evolution in response to the needs of new generations of supporters.

Art Of Modern Oriental Management Applying The Chinese Japanese And Korean Management Styles At Work

Art Of Modern Oriental Management  Applying The Chinese  Japanese And Korean Management Styles At Work
Author: Yu Sing Ong
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-11
ISBN: 9813220341
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Of Modern Oriental Management Applying The Chinese Japanese And Korean Management Styles At Work Book Excerpt:

This book aims to present an overview of Chinese, Japanese and Korean modern management styles. The cultures of China, Japan and Korea are influenced by Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism. As such, there are some basic similarities in their management styles. As business operations become more internationalised, the management styles among Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies have blurred the lines of distinction between Western and Eastern cultures. The need for Western managers to adapt to Asian way of doing business, and likewise for Asian companies to understand Western business practices, means that managers have to bridge the gaps and adopt the best management practices containing both Western and Eastern elements. Unlike the traditional approach of setting clear differentiation between Western and Eastern cultures, this book looks at Oriental management from a modern perspective, that is, the fusion of Western and Eastern management styles. By using a multifaceted approach to understanding modern Oriental management, the author stresses the complexities of the business environment in China, Japan and Korea. He suggests that Western theories of management are applicable to Eastern cultural context with some adaptations to the local environment. The author also offers valuable insights into the management styles of Oriental managers by providing a critical perspective of their thought processes in simple yet highly relevant illustrations of models and frameworks. This book is recommended for those who are interested in attaining a deeper knowledge of Oriental management practices.