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Seeing through Zen : encounter, transformation, and genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Author: John R McRae
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The tradition of Chan Buddhism - more popularly known as Zen - has been romanticized throughout its history. This book shows how modern critical techniques make possible a more skeptical, accurate,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R McRae
ISBN: 0520237978 9780520237971 0520237986 9780520237988
OCLC Number: 59290617
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: xx, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Conventions McRae's Rules of Zen Studies 1. Looking at Lineage: A Fresh Perspective on Chan Buddhism 2. Beginnings: Differentiating/Connecting Bodhidharma and the East Mountain Teaching 3. Metropolitan Chan: Imperial Patronage and the Chan Style 4. The Riddle of Encounter Dialogue: Who, What, When, and Where? 5. Zen and the Art of Fund-Raising: Religious Vitality and Institutional Dominance in the Song Dynasty 6. Climax Paradigm: Cultural Polarities and Patterns of Self-Cultivation in Song-Dynasty Chan Notes Character Glossary Bibliography Index
Responsibility: John R. McRae.

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