ERIC Number: ED188164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Humanities in Asia: Recommendations of Reischauer.
This paper draws from the writings of Edwin O. Reischauer to support its arguments that high school and college curricula should be extended to include Asian culture, particularly the humanities of China, Japan, India, and medieval Islam. The following literature selections are proposed and highlighted: (1) India and Southeast Asia: the "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata," the dramatist Kalidasa, the poet Tagore, and Muhammad Iqbal; (2) China: "The Book of Poetry," and the poets Li Po, Tu Fu, and Mao Tse-tung; (3) Japan: the book of essays by a Buddhist priest named Kenko, the poetry of a Buddhist monk named Saigyo, and the first great anthology of early Japanese poetry entitled "The Manyoshu"; and (4) the medieval Islamic world: the epic poems "Shah-Nama" and "Book of Kings," as well as the "Rubaiyat" and the poetry of Sa'di and Hafiz. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Midwest Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College (Kalamazoo, MI, February 14-16, 1980).