• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
To Become a Sage: The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning (Hardback)
  • To Become a Sage: The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning (Hardback)
zoom

To Become a Sage: The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£70.00
Hardback 278 Pages / Published: 30/05/1988
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Yi Hwang (1501-1570), better known by his pen name T'oegye, is generally considered Korea's preeminent Neo-Confucian scholar. The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning is his final masterpiece, a distillation of the learning and practice of a lifetime, and one of the most important works of Korean Neo-Confucianism. In it he crystallized the essence of Neo-Confucian philosophy and spiritual practice in ten brief chapters that begin with the grand vision of the universe and conclude with a description of a well-lived day. In To Become a Sage, Michael Kalton supplements a superb translation of this pivotal text with useful commentary that will greatly enhance its value and interest to the lay reader. The Ten Diagrams is the first complete primary text of Korean Neo-Confucianism to be translated into English. Korea's Yi Dynasty (1392-1910), the only East Asian regime founded exclusively under Neo-Confucian auspices, was unique in its allegiance to the orthodox Ch'eng Chu school, predominant in China, Korea, and Japan. Although the Ten Diagrams is a relatively short work, it fully presents the entire vision of Neo-Confucianism as framed in that school. Kalton provides a brief history of Neo-Confucianism in China and Korea as well as commentary that includes extensive passages from T'oegye's voluminous personal correspondence. These annotations expand the meaning distilled in each chapter. They help the uninitiated reader understand the basic elements of the complex Ch'eng Chu school of Neo-Confucianism, while enabling the scholar to distinguish characteristic aspects of Korean Neo-Confucianism as presented in the thought of the nation's leading philosopher of the time.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231064101
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 37 g
Dimensions: 238 x 166 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Skin in the Game
Added to basket
Against Empathy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Big Ideas: The Little Book of Philosophy
Added to basket
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
From Bacteria to Bach and Back
Added to basket
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Added to basket
Why Marx Was Right
Added to basket
Silence
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Aristotle's Way
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.