Zen and Japanese Culture / Edition 1

Zen and Japanese Culture / Edition 1

by Daisetz T. Suzuki, D. T. Suzuki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691017700

ISBN-13: 9780691017709

Pub. Date: 11/01/1970

Publisher: Princeton University Press

One of this century's leading works on Zen, this book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand its concepts in the context of Japanese life and art. In simple, often poetic, language, Daisetz Suzuki describes what Zen is, how it evolved, and how its emphasis on primitive simplicity and self-effacement have helped to shape an aesthetics found throughout

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One of this century's leading works on Zen, this book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand its concepts in the context of Japanese life and art. In simple, often poetic, language, Daisetz Suzuki describes what Zen is, how it evolved, and how its emphasis on primitive simplicity and self-effacement have helped to shape an aesthetics found throughout Japanese culture. He explores the surprising role of Zen in the philosophy of the samurai, and subtly portrays the relationship between Zen and swordsmanship, haiku, tea ceremonies, and the Japanese love of nature. Suzuki's contemplative discussion is enhanced by anecdotes, poetry, and illustrations showing silk screens, calligraphy, and examples of architecture.One of this century's leading works on Zen, this book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand its concepts in the context of Japanese life and art. In simple, often poetic, language, Daisetz Suzuki describes what Zen is, how it evolved, and how its emphasis on primitive simplicity and self-effacement have helped to shape an aesthetics found throughout Japanese culture. He explores the surprising role of Zen in the philosophy of the samurai, and subtly portrays the relationship between Zen and swordsmanship, haiku, tea ceremonies, and the Japanese love of nature. Suzuki's contemplative discussion is enhanced by anecdotes, poetry, and illustrations showing silk screens, calligraphy, and examples of architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691017709
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1970
Series:
Bollingen Series (General) Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Plates

Chronology

I What Is Zen?

II General Remarks on Japanese Art Culture

III Zen and the Study of Confucianism

IV Zen and the Samurai

V Zen and Swordsmanship I

VI Zen and Swordsmanship II

VII Zen and Haiku

VIII Zen and the Art of Tea I

IX Zen and the Art of Tea II

X Rikyu and Other Teamen

XI Love of Nature

Appendices

I Two Mondo from the "Hekigan-shu"

II The Vimalakirti Sutra

III "Yama-uba," a No Play

IV The Swordsman and the Cat

V Chuang-tzu

Bibliography

Index

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