A comprehensive study of changing political thought during the Tokugawa period, the book traces the philosophical roots of Japanese modernization. Professor Maruyama describes the role of Sorai Confucianism and Norinaga Shintoism in breaking the stagnant confines of Chu Hsi Confucianism, the underlying political philosophy of the Tokugawa feudal state. He shows how the new schools of thought created an intellectual climate in which the ideas and practices of modernization could thrive.
Originally published in 1975.
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Book Description University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1974. Hardcover. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ also is flawless; unclipped; mylar-protected. As New. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.3 x 1.25 inches). xxxvii, 383 pages. Translated by Mikiso Hane. Weight: 1 pound, 13 ounces. First Edition ; Fourth Printing . Hardback with DJ. First Edition ; Fourth Printing . Bookseller Inventory # 47615