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Zen and Japanese Culture (D T Suzuki) Paperback Book, (Princeton University Press, 1970) 9780691017709
Zen and Japanese Culture (D T Suzuki) Paperback Book, (Princeton University Press, 1970) 9780691017709
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Title: Zen and Japanese Culture

Author: Suzuki, D T

Publisher: Princeton University Press; Publication Date: 1970

Paperback; ISBN: 9780691017709

Volumes: 1; Pages: 502

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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.ContentsPreface List of Plates Chronology I What Is Zen? 1II General Remarks on Japanese Art Culture 19III Zen and the Study of Confucianism 39IV Zen and the Samurai 59V Zen and Swordsmanship I 87VI Zen and Swordsmanship II 137VII Zen and Haiku 215VIII Zen and the Art of Tea I 269IX Zen and the Art of Tea II 291X Rikyu and Other Teamen 315XI Love of Nature 329Appendices 397I Two Mondo from the "Hekigan-shu" 399II The Vimalakirti Sutra 410III "Yama-uba," a No Play 419IV The Swordsman and the Cat 428V Chuang-tzu 436Bibliography 443Index 449
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