From the Preface: "What are the main ideas that have shaped Asian cultures? What are the fundamental values that have guided the lives of Asian peoples over the millenia? How have the great thinkers of Asia thought about these ideas and values? This book is intended to answer these questions, enabling us to understand the principal philosophies of the great Asian traditions."Asian Philosophiescarefully and sympathetically presents and analyzes major Asian philosophical and religious traditions, continuing to use the best scholarship in the field. Key Features: Quotations and examples taken from each tradition's sacred texts Review questions and annotated bibliography at end of each chapter Important illustrations and maps which aid in student comprehension Glossary of terms, and pronunciation guide for Sanskrit, Chinese and Japanese words NEW to this edition: New chapter on historical perspectives and features of Indian philosophy New chapter on Perfection of Wisdom tradition Historical timelines for each philosophical and religious tradition New material on theistic developments Updated scholarship on Jainism Expanded coverage of Mimamsa within Indian philosophy Updated historical introductions to Sarvastivada, Madhyamaka, and Yogacara chaptersKoller, John M. is the author of 'Asian Philosophies', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130923851 and ISBN 0130923850.