The Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples

The Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples

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qThere is hardly any book equal to Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples in terms of its thorough and systematic presentation of the intricate thought patterns of Asian peoples. The book not only is an essential reference for the student of Asian culture, but also for students of philosophy, religion, anthropology, and art, as it is an excellent source for aiding the student in gaining a deeper understanding of each facet of Oriental thought.q --Isshi Yamada, Northwestern UniversityqThe clearest discussion and analysis of these complex subjects that I have found. My advanced undergraduate students find this work to be 'stimulating', 'challenging' and comprehensible.' The organization of the text enhances the usefulness of this volume, but it is the high quality of the scholarship that makes Ways of Thinking a most valuable addition to Asian studies and to the academic training of upper division students.q --Ann B. Radwan, University of North FloridaqI find Ways of thinking a most provocative source for exploring with my students certain basic themes in Eastern religion and culture. Used carefully, it is a most stimulating and effective source for tapping Eastern 'ways' at a fundamental level of inquiry.q --Wilbur M. Fridell, University of California, Santa BarbaraIn these European languages, however, abstract nouns are not often used except in scientific essays or formal ... For example, aquot;I le becomes old, aquot;1 aquot;Er wird alt, aquot; is expressed in Sanskrit aquot;He goes to oldnessaquot;: vrddhatam (-tvarh, -hhavarh) gacchati (agacchati, upaiti, etc.) ... aquot;A man was seen to be a treeaquot; is expressed aquot;A man was represented by the quality of treeaquot; (puman kascid ijksatvenopavarnitah), 1 Theanbsp;...

Title:The Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples
Author:Hajime Nakamura
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 1964-01


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