Asian texts, Asian contexts : encounters with Asian philosophies and religions

Level E A181 /516437 On loanDue: 02-06-2020
Level E A181 /516437 Available
Full title: Asian texts, Asian contexts : encounters with Asian philosophies and religions / edited by David Jones and E.R. Klein.
Other authors: Jones, David Edward.
Klein, Ellen R.
Format: Book           


Physical Description: vii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary: "In an increasingly global society, non-Western thought can no longer be an afterthought for educators and their students. Asian Texts - Asian Contexts helps bring Asian philosophy and religion into wider classroom consideration by giving nonspecialists entree to primary texts from India, China, and Japan and pedagogical strategies for presenting this material to Western students." "The texts section includes material on Buddhism, Daoism, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Kyoto school of Japanese philosophy. In the contexts section, nonspecialists are presented with ways to think about the integration of Asian material that includes considerations of religion, philosophy, history, and art. These useful and accessible essays are written with the nonspecialist in mind, but provide a creative edge that will be of interest to specialists as well."--Jacket.