Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi by Lin-Chi

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master Lin-chi, one of the most highly regarded of the T'ang period masters. PEN Translation Prize-winner Burton Watson presents here an eloquent translation -- the first in the English language -- of this seminal classic, The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-chi. The work is an exacting depiction of Lin-chi's words and actions, describing the Zen master's life and teaching, and includes a number of his sermons. Because Lin-chi's school outlasted other forms of early Chinese Zen to become dominant throughout China to this day, this translation bears unique significance within the literature of this great Asian nation. With Watson's lucid introduction to the work, a glossary of terms, and notes to the text, The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-chi is a generously constructed and accessible model of translation that will stand as the definitive primary material on Lin-chi for many years to come.

Buy The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi by Lin-Chi from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780231114851
ISBN-10: 0231114850
Format: Paperback
(150mm x 221mm x 15mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi by Lin-Chi

Book Reviews - The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi by Lin-Chi

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi book by Lin-Chi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Lin-Chi

Burton Watson, the recipient of the 1981 PEN Translation Prize, has taught Chinese and Japanese literature at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto universities. He has translated dozens of Chinese and Japanese classics, including The Lotus Sutra, Records of the Grand Historian, and Chuang Tzu.