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Heisig, James W. 1944-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 568 publications in 5 languages and 16,552 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Collector, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: B5241, 181.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James W Heisig
Philosophers of nothingness : an essay on the Kyoto school by James W Heisig( )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The past twenty years have seen the publication of numerous translations and commentaries on the principal philosophers of the Kyoto School, but so far no general overview and evaluation of their thought has been available, either in Japanese or in Western languages. James Heisig, a longstanding participant in these efforts, has filled that gap with Philosophers of Nothingness. In this extensive study, the ideas of Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji are presented both as a consistent school of thought in its own right and as a challenge to the Western philosophical tradition to open itself to the original contribution of Japan."--Pub. desc
Remembering the kanji by James W Heisig( )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is to provide the student of Japanese with a simple method fro correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember ..."--Back cover
Rude awakenings : Zen, the Kyoto school, & the question of nationalism by James W.-Maraldo, John C Heisig( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To many scholars in the world of religious studies, Zen is a world apart from the world of politics, and the philosophy of the Kyoto school is a politically neutral blend of intellectual traditions East and West, Buddhist and Christian. This volume challenges those assumptions by focusing on the question of nationalism in the work of Japanese Buddhist thinkers during and after the Pacific War. Fifteen Japanese and Western scholars offer a variety of critical perspectives concerning the political responsibility of intellectuals and the concrete historical consequences of working within a religious or philosophical tradition." "The first group of essays debates the role of Zen Buddhism in wartime Japan." "A second group of essays examines the political thought and activities of Nishida Kitaro, the doyen of the Kyoto school." "A third group of essays questions the complicity of other philosophers of the Kyoto school in the wartime spirit of nationalism and analyzes the ideas of modernity and the modern nation-state then current in Japan." "This carefully documented volume offers a wealth of information and reflection for those interested in prewar and wartime history, Zen, Japanese philosophy, and the problem of nationalism today."--Jacket
Remembering the kanji by James W Heisig( )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the first volume of 'Remembering the Kanji', the present work provides students with helpful tools for learning the pronunciation of the kanji. Behind the notorious inconsistencies in the way the Japanese language has come to pronunce the characters it received from China lie several coherent patterns and arranging them in logical order can reduce dramatically the amount of time spent in the brute memorization of sounds unrelated to written forms. (...) The 4th edition has been updated to include the 196 new kanji approved by the government in 2010 as 'general-use' kanji."--Publisher
Japanese philosophy : a sourcebook( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers of English can now access in a single volume the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed through history. Leading scholars in the field have translated selections from all eras and schools of thought
Remembering the kanji by James W Heisig( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students who have learned to read and write the basic 2,000 characters run into the same difficulty that university students in Japan face: The government-approved list of basic educational kanji is not sufficient for advanced reading and writing. Although each academic specialization requires supplementary kanji of its own, there is considerable overlap. With that in mind, this book employs the same methods as volumes 1 and 2 of Remembering the Kanji to introduce additional characters useful for upper-level proficiency, bringing the total of all three volumes to 3,000 kanji. The third edition has been updated to reflect the 196 new kanji aproved by the government in 2010, all of which have been relocated in Volumes 1 and 2. The selection of 800 new kanji is based on frequency lists and cross-checked against a number of standard Japanese kanji dictionaries. Separate parts of the book are devoted to learning the writing and reading of these characters. The writing requires only a handful of new "primitive elements." A few are introduced as compound primitives ("measure words") or as alternative forms for standard kanji. The majority of the kanji are organized according to the elements introduced in Volume 1. As in Volume 2, Chinese readings are arranged into groups for easy reference, enabling the student to take advantage of the readings assigned to "signal primitives" already learned. Seven indexes include hand-drawn samples of the new characters introduced as well as cumulative lists of all the key words and primitive meanings, and all of the Chinese and Japanese pronunciations that appear in all 3 volumes of the series
Nothingness and desire : an East-West philosophical antiphony by James W Heisig( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six lectures that make up this work were delivered in March 2011 at London University's School of Oriental and Asian Studies as the Jordan Lectures on Comparative Religion. They revolve around the intersection of two ideas, nothingness and desire, as they apply to a re-examination of the questions of self, God, morality, property, and the East-West philosophical divide
Zen Buddhism : a history by Heinrich Dumoulin( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of Zen Buddhism in Japan, and discusses beliefs, rituals, texts, and major individuals and schools
Remembering the kanji by James W Heisig( Book )

56 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated to include the 196 new kanji approved by the Japanese government in 2010 as "general-use" kanji, the sixth edition of this popular text aims to provide students with a simple method for correlating the writing and the meaning of Japanese characters in such a way as to make them both easy to remember. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief from the constant frustration of forgetting how to write the kanji, or for a way to systematize what he or she already knows. The author begins with writing the kanji because--contrary to first impressions-it is in fact simpler than learning how to the pronounce them. By ordering the kanji according to their component parts or "primitive elements," and then assigning each of these parts a distinct meaning with its own distinct image, the student is led to harness the powers of "imaginative memory" to learn the various combinations that make up the kanji. In addition, each kanji is given its own key word to represent the meaning, or one of the principal meanings, of that character. These key words provide the setting for a particular kanji's "story," whose protagonists are the primitive elements. In this way, one is able to complete in a few short months a task that would otherwise take years. Armed with the same skills as Chinese or Korean students, who know the meaning and writing of the kanji but not their Japanese pronunciations, one is then in a much better position to learn the readings (which are treated in a separate volume)
Imago Dei : a study of C.G. Jung's psychology of religion by James W Heisig( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart of Buddhism : in search of the timeless spirit of primitive Buddhism by Yoshinori Takeuchi( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering the hiragana : a complete course on how to teach yourself the Japanese syllabary in 3 hours by James W Heisig( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains two titles, Remembering the katakana with a supplement on learning how to remember and Remembering the hiragana a complete course on how to teach yourself the Japanese syllabary in 3 hours
The Religious philosophy of Tanabe Hajime : the metanoetic imperative( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen Buddhism : a history by Heinrich Dumoulin( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this second volume of his classic history Dumoulin turns his attention to the development of Zen in Japan."--Amazon
Monasticism, Buddhist, and Christian : the Korean experience( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues at one inch above the ground by James W Heisig( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering simplified Hanzi : how not to forget the meaning and writing of Chinese characters by James W Heisig( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering traditional Hanzi : how not to forget the meaning and writing of Chinese characters by James W Heisig( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to help students of Traditional Chinese memorise the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters, plus another 500 that are best learned at an early stage. This is achieved by breaking down complex characters into their simple component parts, presenting them in a logical order, and associating the strokes with each other as well as a 'story' that encapsulates the meaning of the overall character. Employing "imaginative memory" will dramatically shorten the time required for learning and prevent characters from slipping out of memory
Remembering the kana : a guide to reading and writing the Japanese syllabaries in 3 hours each ; part one hiragana, part two katakana by James W Heisig( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using the same basic self-taught method devised for learning the kanji, and in collaboration with Helmut Morsbach and Kazue Jurebayashi, the author breaks the shapes of the two syllabaries into their component parts and draws on what he calls "imaginative memory" to aid the student in reassembling them into images that fix the sound of each particular kana to its writing." "Now in its third edition, Remembering Kana has helped tens of thousands of students of Japanese master the Hiragana and Katakana in a short amount of time, and have fun in the process."--Jacket
Remembering the Katakana : with a supplement on learning how to remember by Helmut Morsbach( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rude awakenings : Zen, the Kyoto school, & the question of nationalism
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Alternative Names
Haijikku, J. W. 1944-

Heisig, J. W.

Heisig, J. W. 1944-

Heisig, James

Heisig, James W.

James Heisig Amerikaans filosoof

James Heisig filósofo británico

James Heisig filosofo statunitense

James Heisig philosophe britannique

ジェームズ・ハイジック

ハイジック, J.W.

ハイジック, ジェームズ

Languages
English (311)

Spanish (26)

Japanese (7)

French (4)

German (1)