Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought

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Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought engages students with anecdotes, primary and secondary sources, an accessible writing style, and a clear historical approach.

The text focuses on India, China, and Japan, while showing the relationships that exist between Eastern and Western traditions. Patrick Bresnan consistently links the past to the present, so students may see that Eastern traditions, however ancient their origins, are living traditions and relevant to modern times.

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For introductory courses in Asian Philosophy and Asian Religions, and a supplement for courses in World Religions, Comparative Religions, Comparative Philosophy, and Asian History. This text provides the historical development of the major Eastern traditions of religious and philosophical thought. The text is chronological and is filled with anecdotes, analogies, definitions, comparisons, and supporting quotes from primary and secondary sources.

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Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought is an excellent introductory text for students new to the field of comparative and Eastern philosophic and religious thought. Written in an engaging style, Awakening provides an historical overview of the major philosophical and spiritual traditions of India, China, and Japan. Patrick Bresnan ties the past to the present and shows the relationships that exist between Eastern and Western traditions.

This new second edition has been thoroughly reviewed and rewritten and updated throughout, following the author's extensive travels in the East. It will continue to be an informative and thought-provoking text that will prepare the reader for further study and analysis of primary works.

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