Zen and the Way of the Sword: Arming the Samurai Psyche / Edition 1

Zen and the Way of the Sword: Arming the Samurai Psyche / Edition 1

by Winston L. King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195092619

ISBN-13: 9780195092615

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Zen and the Way of the Sword, King offers a fascinating look into the mind of the samurai swordsman in a far-reaching account of the role of Zen in the thought, culture, and the martial arts of Japan's soldier elite.  See more details below

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In Zen and the Way of the Sword, King offers a fascinating look into the mind of the samurai swordsman in a far-reaching account of the role of Zen in the thought, culture, and the martial arts of Japan's soldier elite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195092615
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,395,847
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

A Note on the Text
Introduction3
Pt. IZen and Japan
1The Zen Discipline and Experience9
2The Japanese Warrior Adopts Zen27
Pt. IIThe Japanese Samurai
3The Warrior in Japanese History37
4The Samurai Sword61
5Samurai Swordsmanship95
6Bushido: The Samurai Ethos123
Pt. IIISamurai Zen
7A Stable Inner Platform of Mental Control159
8The Zen Sword: A Modern Interpretation179
Pt. IVThe Samurai Heritage
9The Samurai of the Twentieth Century195
10The Life-giving "Sword" of the Martial Arts231
Postscript253
Bibliography255
Index259

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