Since Ruth Benedict introduced the dual concepts of “shame culture” and “guilt culture,” far Eastern Asian societies have placed more emphasis on such “shame culture.” However, Wolfram Eberhard has indicated that Ruth’s dualism may be questionable, and he has pointed out that there are several documents composed by non-Confucian elites that are available to study. Furthermore, Paul Ricoeur claims that language, especially that in confession, is the best source to study to understand guilt and shame cultures. Thus, I would like to study confessional writings in early Daoism.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-64)Note typebibliography
- In English with some ChineseNote typelanguage
- Field of study: East Asian Languages and Civilizations