The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

by Mario Poceski


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ISBN-13: 9780190225759
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/13/2015
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mario Poceski is an associate professor of Buddhist studies and Chinese religions at the University of Florida. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. His numerous publications include Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism (2007), Introducing Chinese Religions (2009), and The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism (2014).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Part I: Study of Chan Literature
Chapter 1: Mazu's Records and the Study of Chan Literature
Chapter 2: Hagiographic Representations of Patriarch Ma
Chapter 3: Further Communal Remembrances
Chapter 4: Formation of Chan Genres
Chapter 5: Four Main Genres
Chapter 6: Protracted Makings of Texts and Patriarchs

Part II: Translation and Commentary of Mazu's Records
Text 1: Mazu's Stele Inscription
Text 2: Stone Case Inscription
Text 3: Biographical Entry in Zu tang ji
Text 4: Excerpts from Zong jing lu
Text 5: Biographical Entry in Song gao seng zhuan
Text 6: Biographical Entry in Jingde chuan deng lu
Text 7: Sermon in Jingde chuan deng lu

Appendix: Additional Sources about Mazu

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