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Titel: Zen and Japanese Culture.
Verlag: Princeton, Princeton University Press
Third printing. 22,5 cm x 15 cm. XXIII, 478 Pages. With several black-and-white pictures. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some occasional underlining and some very few annotations by Prof. Parkes in fine pencil (erasable). From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes, with his name on the front free endpaper. [Bollingen Series LXIV] Includes for example the following essays: What is Zen? / Zen and the Samurai / Zen and Haiku / Zen and the Study of Confucianism etc etc. Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki; he rendered his name "Daisetz" in 1894; 18 October 1870 – 12 July 1966 was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. Suzuki spent several lengthy stretches teaching or lecturing at Western universities, and devoted many years to a professorship at Otani University, a Japanese Buddhist school. (Wikipedia). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 70095AB
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.
Über den Autor: Daisetz T. Suzuki (1870-1966) was Japan's foremost authority on Zen Buddhism and the author of more than one hundred books on the subject.
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