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Zen war stories

Author: Daizen Victoria
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Series: RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brian Daizen Victoria reveals for the first time, through examination of the wartime writings of the Japanese military itself, that the Zen school's view of life and death was deliberately incorporated into the military's programme of 'spiritual education' in order to develop a fanatical military spirit in both soldiers and civilians. Furthermore, it is shown that D. T. Suzuki, the most famous exponent on Zen in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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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Explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War.  Read more...

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