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Abe, Ryūichi 1954-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 1,678 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BQ8999.K853, 294.39
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Most widely held works by Ryūichi Abe
Great Fool : Zen master Ryōkan : poems, letters, and other writings by Ryōkan( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taigu Ryokan (1758-1831) remains one of the most popular figures in Japanese Buddhist history. Despite his religious and artistic sophistication (he excelled in scriptural studies, in calligraphy, and in poetry), Ryokan referred to himself as "Great Fool," refusing to place himself within any established religious institution. In contrast to Zen masters of his time who presided over large monasteries, trained students, or produced recondite treatises, Ryokan followed a life of mendicancy in the countryside. Instead of delivering sermons, he expressed himself through kanshi (poems composed in classical Chinese) and waka (poems in Japanese syllabary) and could typically be found playing with the village children in the course of his daily rounds of begging
The weaving of mantra : Kūkai and the construction of esoteric Buddhist discourse by Ryūichi Abe( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Buddhist priest Kūkai (774-835) is credited with the introduction and formal establishment of tantric - or esoteric - Buddhism in early ninth-century Japan and the founding of the Shingon school. In The Weaving of Mantra, author Ryūichi Abé examines this important religious figure and his profound influence on Japanese culture. Abe contends that the importance of Kūkai's establishment of esoteric Buddhism lay not in the foundation of the Shingon sect but in his creation of a general theory of language grounded in the ritual speech of mantra." "The Weaving of Mantra embeds Kūkai within the fabric of political and social life in ninth-century Japan and explains how esoteric Buddhism played a critical role in many societal changes in Japan - from the growth of monasteries into major feudal powers to the formation of the native phonetic alphabet, kana. As Abé illustrates, Kūkai's writings and the new type of discourse they spawned also marked Japan's transition from the ancient order to the medieval world, replacing Confucianism as the ideology of the state."--Jacket
Great fool : poems, letters, and other writings by Ryōkan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kūkai: major works by Kūkai( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the great characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in literature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in this work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhism from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still active in Japan. Eight of his works are presented here
Azuma kagami : okurigana tsuki : Kan'ei ban eiin : Fu Azuma kagami datsurō( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Fool : Zen Master Ryokan - Poems, Letters, and Other Writings by Ryūichi Abe( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Great Fool : Zen master Ryōkan : poems, letters, and other writingsGreat fool : poems, letters, and other writings
Alternative Names
Abe, Ryūichi

Abe, Ryuichi 1954-

Ryuichi Abe Japanese academic

アベ, リュウイチ

アベ, リュウイチ 1954-

阿部, 竜一

阿部, 龍一 1954-...

阿部龍一

阿部龍一 1954-

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The weaving of mantra : Kūkai and the construction of esoteric Buddhist discourseGreat fool : poems, letters, and other writings