Seeing through Zen : encounter, transformation, and genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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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
History (form)
Material Type: Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R McRae
ISBN: 0520237978 9780520237971 0520237986 9780520237988
OCLC Number: 59290617
Description: xx, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Looking at lineage : a fresh perspective on Chan Buddhism --
Beginnings : differentiating/connecting Bodhidharma and the East Mountain teaching --
Metropolitan Chan : Imperial patronage and the Chan style --
The riddle of encounter dialogue : who, what, when, and where? --
Zen and the art of fund-raising : religious vitality and institutional dominance in the Song Dynasty --
Climax paradigm : cultural polarities and patterns of self-cultivation in Song-Dynasty Chan.
Responsibility: John R. McRae.
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