Practical Pursuits: Religion, Politics, and Personal Cultivation in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Practical Pursuits: Religion, Politics, and Personal Cultivation in Nineteenth-Century Japan

by Janine Tasca Sawada

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824827526
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Conventionsxi
Introduction1
Chapter 1.The Fertility of Dead Words10
Chapter 2.Divination as Cultivation28
Chapter 3.Breathing as Purification58
Chapter 4.The Parameters of Learning89
Chapter 5.Practical Learning in the Meditation Hall118
Chapter 6.Koji Zen144
Chapter 7.Shifting Boundaries in the Sangha166
Chapter 8.The Great Synthesis192
Chapter 9.Enlightened Conservatives211
Chapter 10.The Enemy Within236
Afterword259
Notes263
Glossary330
Bibliography345
Index369

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