Ways of thinking of Eastern peoples: India, China, Tibet, Japan. Rev. English translation, edited by Philip P. Wiener.


Honolulu, East-West Center Press [1964] .
ISBN 0824800788

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Standard Title Tōyōjin no shii hōhō. English
Subjects Asia -- Civilization.
Asia -- Intellectual life.
Asia.
Asiatiques.
Civilization, Oriental.
Civilization.
Filosofie.
Intellectual life.
National characteristics, Oriental.
Philosophy and religion.
Philosophy, Asian.
Description xx, 712 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
©1964
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages [588]-690).
Also issued online.
Contents China. Emphasis on the perception of the concrete -- Non-development of abstract thought -- Emphasis on the particular -- Conservatism expressed in the exaltation of antiquity -- Fondness for complex multiplicity expressed in concrete form -- Formal conformity -- The tendency towards practicality -- Individualism -- Esteem for hierarchy -- Esteem for nature -- Reconciling and harmonizing tendencies.
India. Stress on universals -- Preference for the negative -- Minimizing individuality and specific particulars -- The concept of the unity of all things -- The static quality of universality -- Subjective comprehension of personality -- Primacy of the universal self over the individual self -- Subservience to universals -- Alienation from the objective natural world -- The introspective character of Indian thought -- The metaphysical character of Indian thought -- The spirit of tolerance and conciliation.
Japan. The acceptance of phenomenalism -- The tendency to emphasize a limited social nexus -- Non-rationalistic tendencies -- Problem of shamanism.
Tibet. Consciousness of the individual -- Discovery of the absolute in man -- Absolute submission to a religiously charismatic individual -- Absolute adherence to the Lamaist social order -- Shamanistic tendencies -- Logical tendencies.
Geographic Area Asia
Network Numbers (OCoLC)293506
(OCoLC)ocm00293506
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Nakamura, Hajime, 1912-1999.
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