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Zen war stories

Author: Daizen Victoria
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Series: RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.
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Explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daizen Victoria
ISBN: 0700715800 9780700715800 0700715819 9780700715817
OCLC Number: 50518582
Description: xviii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Zen Master wept --
Monks and soldiers move on their stomachs --
The Zen of assassination --
Ōmori Sōgen : the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Zen --
Zen Master Dōgen goes to war : the militarist and anti-semitic writings of Yasutani Haku'un --
Carrying Zen to China --
Zen "selflessness" in Japanese militarism. The general and the Zen Master ; Zen : the foundation of military spirit --
Buddhist war bereavement --
Confessions of a Buddhist chaplain --
Buddhism : the last refuge of war criminals. Colonel Tsuji Masanobu goes underground ; Finding religion on death row --
Buddhism : a top secret religion in wartime Japan.
Series Title: RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: Brian Daizen Victoria.
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