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Zen and Japanese Culture

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ISBN-10: 0691017700

ISBN-13: 9780691017709

Edition: 1959

Authors: Daisetz T. Suzuki

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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,…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1959
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/21/1970
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

List of Plates
What Is Zen?
General Remarks on Japanese Art Culture
Zen and the Study of Confucianism
Zen and the Samurai
Zen and Swordsmanship I
Zen and Swordsmanship II
Zen and Haiku
Zen and the Art of Tea I
Zen and the Art of Tea II
Rikyu and Other Teamen
Love of Nature
Two Mondo from the "Hekigan-shu"
The Vimalakirti Sutra
"Yama-uba," a No Play
The Swordsman and the Cat