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Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714) was a prominent Japanese Neo-Confucian scholar whose philosophical treatise, The Record of Great Doubts , is one of the central discourses in East Asia on the importance of qi , or the vital force that courses through all life. Available for the first time in English, this book emphasizes the role of the monism of qi in achieving a life of engagement. Ekken believes that moral self-cultivation must take place within the dynamic forces of nature and amid the rigorous demands of society and that ...

The Philosophy of Qi: The Record of Great Doubts 2007, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231139229