The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi: A Translation of the Lin-chi lu / Edition 1

The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi: A Translation of the Lin-chi lu / Edition 1

by Burton Watson, Burton (Translator) Watson, I-Hsuan, Hs Uan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231114850

ISBN-13: 9780231114851

Pub. Date: 01/20/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master Lin-chi, one of the most highly regarded of the T'ang period masters. PEN Translation Prize-winner Burton Watson presents here an eloquent translation — the first in the English language — of this seminal

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Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master Lin-chi, one of the most highly regarded of the T'ang period masters. PEN Translation Prize-winner Burton Watson presents here an eloquent translation — the first in the English language — of this seminal classic, The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-chi. The work is an exacting depiction of Lin-chi's words and actions, describing the Zen master's life and teaching, and includes a number of his sermons. Because Lin-chi's school outlasted other forms of early Chinese Zen to become dominant throughout China to this day, this translation bears unique significance within the literature of this great Asian nation. With Watson's lucid introduction to the work, a glossary of terms, and notes to the text, The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-chi is a generously constructed and accessible model of translation that will stand as the definitive primary material on Lin-chi for many years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231114851
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/20/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
934,772
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PREFACEix
TRANSLATOR'S INTRODUCTIONxi
The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-chi1
APPENDIX131
GLOSSARY135

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