Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan
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Zen Sourcebook by Stephen Addiss
Book Description"Featuring a carefully selected collection of source documents, this tome includes traditional teaching tools from the Zen Buddhist traditions of China (Ch'an), Korea (Son), and Japan (Zen), including texts created by women. The selections provide both a good feel for the varieties of Zen and an experience of its common core...The texts are experiential teachings and include storytelling, poetry, autobiographies, catechisms, calligraphy, paintings, and koans (paradoxical meditation questions that are intended to help aspirants transcend logical, linguistic limitations). Contextual commentary prefaces each text. Wade-Giles transliteration is used, although Pinyin, Korean, Japanese, and Sanskrit terms are linked in appendixes. An insightful introduction by Arai contributes a religious studies perspective. The bibliography references full translations of the selections. A thought-provoking discussion about the problems of translation is included...Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels." -- Choice
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872209091
(215mm x 9mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Offers selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions. This title provides students with an introduction to the first 1200 years of this tradition. It includes general introduction and notes that provide historical, biographical, and cultural context.
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Author Biography - Stephen Addiss
Stephen Addiss is Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Art History, University of Richmond. Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas. Judith Roitman is Professor of Mathematics, University of Kansas. Paula Arai is Associate Professor of Religion, Louisiana State University.
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