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App, Urs 1949-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 352 publications in 4 languages and 2,332 library holdings
Genres: History  Concordances  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator
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Most widely held works by Urs App
The birth of orientalism by Urs App( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Orientalism is not a brainchild of nineteenth-century European imperialists and colonialists, but, as Urs App demonstrates, was born in the eighteenth century after a very long gestation period defined less by economic or political motives than by religious ideology. Based on sources from a dozen languages, many unavailable in English, The Birth of Orientalism presents a completely new picture of this protracted genesis, its underlying dynamics, and the Western discovery of Asian religions from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. App documents the immense influence of Japan and China and describes how the Near Eastern cradle of civilization moved toward mother India. Moreover, he shows that some of India's purportedly oldest texts were products of eighteenth-century European authors. Though Western engagement with non-Abrahamic Asian religions reaches back to antiquity and can without exaggeration be called the largest-scale religiocultural encounter in history, it has so far received surprisingly little attention--which is why some of its major features and their role in the birth of modern Orientalism are described here for the first time. The study of Asian documents had a profound impact on Europe's intellectual makeup. Suddenly the Bible had much older competitors from China and India, Sanskrit threatened to replace Hebrew as the world's oldest language, and Judeo-Christianity appeared as a local phenomenon on a dramatically expanded, worldwide canvas of religions and mythologies. Orientalists were called upon as arbiters in a clash that involved neither gold and spices nor colonialism and imperialism but, rather, such fundamental questions as where we come from and who we are: questions of identity that demanded new answers as biblical authority dramatically waned"--Publisher description
Master Yunmen : from the record of the Chan Master "Gate of the Clouds" by Yunmen( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains dialogues between one of the most famous Chinese founders of Zen and his students. The book reveals an unusual and dramatic spiritual teacher
The cult of emptiness : the Western discovery of Buddhist thought and the invention of Oriental philosophy by Urs App( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. I Sixteenth century : Translation hazards -- The zen shock -- The Buddha's progress -- Chaos and the God of Zen -- Valignano's lectures and Catechism -- Buddhist philosophy -- God's Samadhi -- Pt. II Seventeenth century : Oriental Ur-philosophy (Rodriques) -- Pan-Asian religion (Kircher) -- Buddha's deathbed confession -- The common ground (Navarrete) -- Pan-Asian philosophy (Bernier) -- The merger (Le Clerc & Bernier) -- From Pagan to Oriental philosophy -- Philosophical archaeology (Burnet) -- Zoroaster's lie (Jacob Thomasius) -- Ur-Spinozism (Bayle)
Mystik : die Sehnsucht nach dem Absoluten( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Buch beleuchtet das religiöse Phänomen der Mystik anhand von Porträts. Vierzig Mystikerinnen und Mystiker, ihre Biografien und Zeugnisse zeigen exemplarisch den Reichtum persönlicher, spiritueller Erfahrungen in den grossen asiatischen und europäischen Religionsgemeinschaften: in Daoismus, Hinduismus, Buddhismus, Islam, Judentum und Christentum. Vorgestellt werden Mystiker aus einer Zeitspanne von über 2000 Jahren. Sie lebten in Japan, China, Tibet und Indien, waren Sufis im Iran, wirkten in der Wüste Ägyptens und prägten die Spiritualität des Abendlandes. Sie strebten nach dem Absoluten, suchten die Vereinigung mit dem Göttlichen, übten sich in der Kunst des Auslöschens und Loslassens oder ergründeten die Leere oder das Dao. Illustriert wird das Buch mit Kunstwerken, Manuskripten und Kultgegenständen, die sich dem Umfeld der ausgewählten Mystiker zuordnen lassen. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags)
Sōzan roku ichiji sakuin by Urs App( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daie sho ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the Record of Letters of Dahui / by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rinzai roku ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the record of Linji (Rinzai) /by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rokuso dangyō ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the Platform Sutra / by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zenkan sakushin ichiji sakuin by Urs App( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zengen shosenshū tojo ichiji sakuin by Urs App( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unmon kōroku ichiji sakuin by Urs App( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryōga shijiki ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the Lengjia shiziji / by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jōshū roku ichiji sakuin by Urs App( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zekkanron, Hōzōron ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the Jueguanlun & Baozanglun / by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tōzan roku ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the records of Dongshan / by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kongō Sanmaikyō ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the Vajrasamadhi Sutra / by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baso goroku, Nansen goyō ichiji sakuin by Urs App( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner und der Buddhismus : Liebe--Tragik by Urs App( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mumonkan ichiji sakuin / Concordance to the Wumenguan / by Urs App by Urs App( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facets of Qing Daoism by Monica Esposito( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents revised and augmented versions of five of Monica Esposito's seminal articles. Three had originally been published in English, and the remaining two are her English versions of articles that had hitherto only been available in Japanese. In addition it contains a bibliography of all her publications
 
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The birth of orientalism
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Master Yunmen : from the record of the Chan Master "Gate of the Clouds"
Alternative Names
App, Urs

Appu, Arusu

Appu, Urusu

Appu Urusu 1949-....

Arusu, Appu

Urs App geesteswetenschapper uit Zwitserland

Urs App Historian of Ideas, Religion, and Philosophy

Urs App Schweizer Geisteswissenschaftler und Religionshistoriker

Urs App storico svizzero

Urusu Appu Religionswissenschaftler 1949-

アップ, ウルス

アップ, ウルス 1949-

ウルス・アップ

ウルス・アップ Religionswissenschaftler 1949-

Languages
Japanese (99)

English (32)

Chinese (18)

German (12)