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Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

 
 
 
 
Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism
Author: John R. McRæ
ISBN 13: 9780520237988
ISBN 10: 520237986
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2004-01-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $34.95
 
 

This book offers new analytic models for interpretation of Zen spiritual practice and religious history. McRae devotes himself to overturning some commonly held (mis)conceptions, examining basic issues such as ideology, lineage, history vs. legend, transmission, Chan iconoclasm and fundraising, and imperial patronage.