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Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea addresses a wide range of traditions, serving as a guide to those interested in Buddhism, Confucianism, Shamanism, Christianity and many others. It brings readers along a journey from the past to the present, moving beyond the confines of the Korean peninsula. In this book Kevin N. Cawley examines the different ideas which have shaped a vibrant and exciting intellectual history and engages with some of the key texts and figures from Korea's intellectual traditions. This comprehensive and riveting text emphasises how some of these ideas have real relevance in the world today and how they have practical value for our lives in the twenty-first century. Students, researchers and academics in the growing area of Korean Studies will find this book indispensable. It will also be of interest to undergraduates and graduate students interested in the comparative study of Asian religions, and cultures.
Spotlight on Collection
Dr. Hijiya-Kirschnereit, who has been one of the leading Japanologists in Europe for many decades. She is an expert in Japanese literature, and this collection which she donated to UCC Library reflects that. A big part of her collection focuses on the area of "nihonjin-ron", a discourse focusing or even constructing a "uniqueness" of the Japanese culture. Many of the books in English language are important standard works.
There are 319 books in the collection in total - they can be found listed on the Library catalogue by doing a Collections search for "Ex libris Hijiya-Kirschnereit"