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In Search of the Way

Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860

In Search of the Way by Richard Bowring
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In Search of the Way is a history of intellectual and religious developments in Japan during the Tokugawa period, covering the years 1582-1860. It begins with an explanation of the fate of Christianity, and proceeds to cover the changing nature of the relationship between Buddhism and secular authority, new developments in Shinto, and the growth of 'Japanese studies'. The main emphasis, however, is on the process by which Neo-Confucianism captured theimagination of the intellectual class and informed debate throughout the period. This process was expressed in terms of a never-ending search for the Way, a mode and pattern of existence that could provide not only order for society at large, but self-fulfilment for the individual. The narrative traces how ideasand attitudes changed through time, and is based on the premise that the Tokugawa period is important in and of itself, not merely as a backdrop to the Meiji Restoration of 1868.
OUP Oxford; November 2016
352 pages; ISBN 9780192514721
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Title: In Search of the Way
Author: Richard Bowring
 
ISBNs
9780192514714
9780192514721
9780198795230