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Title Beyond Zen : D.T. Suzuki and the modern transformation of Buddhism / edited by John Breen, Sueki Fumihiko, and Yamada Shōji
Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2022
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1 copy ordered for Fu Ssu-Nien Library on 11-03-2022.
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
D.T. Suzuki at the Turn of the Century (c. 1890-c. 1920) -- D.T. Suzuki in the Interwar Years (c. 1920-c. 1941) -- D.T. Suzuki during and after the War (c. 1941-c. 1946) -- Postwar D.T. Suzuki (c. 1946-c. 2000)
"Beyond Zen: D.T. Suzuki and the Modern Transformation of Buddhism is an accessible collection of multidisciplinary essays, which offer a genuinely new appraisal of the great Zen scholar-practitioner, D.T. Suzuki (1870-1966). Suzuki's writings and lectures continue to exert a profound influence on how Zen, Buddhism more broadly, and indeed Japanese culture as a whole, are understood in the U.S., Europe, and across the globe. With the publication of Beyond Zen, we have at last in a single volume a comprehensive assessment of Suzuki that locates him and his legacy in the context of the turbulent age in which he lived. Now is the perfect moment for reflection and stock-taking. The fiftieth anniversary of Suzuki's death passed just a few years ago, the copyright on his literary output has expired, and his selected works have recently been published by a major American university press. The work comprises twelve essays by some of the best Zen scholars in the world, Anglophone and Japanese, seasoned and young. They take a fresh look at Suzuki, his life and legacy, and their themes range broadly. Readers will find here explorations of Suzuki as he engaged with Zen and Mahayana Buddhism; nationalism and international relations; war and peace; religion, literature, and the media; the individual and society; and family, friends, and animals. Beyond Zen is structured chronologically to reveal the development in Suzuki's thought during his long and eventful life. All in all, this collection offers a compelling, provocative, and multidimensional reappraisal of an extraordinary man and his times"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, 1870-1966 -- Influence
Buddhist scholars -- Japan
Buddhism -- Japan
Alt Author Breen, John, 1956- editor
Sueki, Fumihiko, editor
Yamada, Shōji, 1963- editor
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