MASTER SORAI'S RESPONSALS: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION OF SORAI SENSEI TOMONSH O.

MASTER SORAI'S RESPONSALS: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION OF SORAI SENSEI TOMONSH O.

By: Yamashita, Samuel Hideo

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Master Sorai's Responsals was to eighteenth-century Japan what The Prince w as to Renaissance Italy. Like Machiavelli, Ogyu Sorai (1666-1728) was a hum anist scholar who served a prince (one of the shogun's chief lieutenants) a nd drew on his experiences as a house philosopher and on his vast knowledge of history and political affairs in his work. In 1720, when he began to wr ite the letters that comprise this text, the Tokugawa regime was more than a hundred years old and beset with grave administrative and fiscal problems , about which Sorai had much to say. Samuel Yamashita's impressive translation of this work offers modern readers a rare glimpse of the prevailing political discourse of the day and the specific concepts that rulers had at their disposal as they struggled to manage their domains, find talented men for their bureaucracies, create new sources of revenue, and keep their subjects well fed and happy.

Title: MASTER SORAI'S RESPONSALS: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION OF SORAI SENSEI TOMONSH O.

Author Name: Yamashita, Samuel Hideo

Categories: History,

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 082481570X

ISBN Number 13: 9780824815707

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000045101