Asian Cultural Traditions

ISBN-10: 1577660439
ISBN-13: 9781577660439
Edition: N/A
Authors: Carolyn B. Heinz
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Culture Areas of Asia
Asia As Cultured Space
The "Great Collision" and Asian Landforms
Rivers
The Outer Ring of Islands
Monsoons
Monsoon Asia and Rice Adaptations
Origins of Rice Cultivation
Two Rice Cultures
Rice and the Green Revolution
Early Asians
Notes
Tongues, Texts, and Scripts
Voices from the Past
Making Family Connections: The Indo-Europeans
East Asian Homelands
Austroasiatic
Austro-Tai
Sino-Tibetan
Texts
"You Are Hurting My Language"
The Search for Sacred Texts
Scripts
Written Chinese
Korean and Japanese
Notes
Tribal Peoples
Tribe, State, and Ethnic Group
Ethnic Identity
The Colonial Theory of Ethnicity
How the Thai Became an Ethnic Group
The Premodern and Modern State
The Hmong of Thailand
Who Are the Miao?
Homong in Thailand
The Transitory Community
Adaptation and Response: Opium
Fathers and Sons
"Silver Celebrates the Worth of Women"
Spirits, Domestic and Wild
India
An "Empire of the Spirit"?
The Moral Society
Dharma: The Moral Order of the Cosmos
The First Civilizations
Indus Valley Civilization (2300-1750 B.C.)
The Vedic Age (1500-450 B.C.)
A Tale of Two Kings: The Premodern Hindu State
From Dan to Tax Collection
The Caste System
The Varna System
Pure and Impure
The Castes of Mithila
The Jajmani System
Dangerous Exchange of Substances
The Dharma of Women
Hinduism
Upanishadic Thought
Buddhism
Rediscovering Buddhism
The Four Periods of Buddhism
The Three Jewels of Buddhism
Islamic Civilization in India
The Islamic Conquerors
Notes
Southeast Asia
Four Stages of Southeast Asian History
The Prehistoric Period 2500-150 B.C.
Period of Indian Cultural Influence A.D. 100-1300
The Period of Chinese and Islamic Influence, 1300-1750
Theravada Buddhism and the Thai State
The Buddhist Ramayana
Buddhism and Popular Religion
The Soul and Other Spirit Entities
The Monkhood
Women in Theravada Buddhism
Notes
China
The Beginnings: Shang, Zhou, and Qin
"The Ruins of Yin"
The Uses of Bronze
Communicating with Heaven
Idealized Zhou Feudalism
Two Sages: Confucius and Laozi (Lao Tzu)
The First Emperor and the Unification of China
Emergence of the Confucian Elite (Shenshi)
The Buddhist Challenge to Confucian Civilization
Neo-Confucianism
The Confucian Model for Kinship and Gender
Ancestor Worship
Wealth, Power, and Morality in the Large Lineage
The Family in the Twentieth Century
Women in Confucian China
Japan
The Yamato State
Shinto, Folk and Imperial
The China Connection: Asuka, Nara, and Heian Periods
Buddhism Comes to Japan
The Failure of the Centralized State
Romance at Court
Warrior Culture in Feudal Japan
The Shogunate
The Sumurai Class
Zen Buddhism and Samurai Culture
The Practice of Zen
Zen Buddhism's Institutions
Zen Culture: Zen and the Arts
The Colonial Period
Trade in the Precolonial Period
European Empires in Asia
Portuguese Port Cities and Priests
English and Dutch Merchant Companies
Britain's Indian Empire
China: Opium Wars and the Treaty Century
"Below the Winds"--Colonizing the Islands
Burma and Thailand
Vietnam
Cambodia
The Meiji Era
References
Index

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