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Book Title: Zen and Japanese Culture|
The author of the book: D.T. Suzuki
Date of issue: 1970
ISBN 13: 9780691017709
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 882 KB
Edition: Princeton University Press
Read full description of the books Zen and Japanese Culture:One of the leading twentieth-century works on Zen, this book is a valuable source for those wishing to understand Zen 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.
Read information about the authorDaisetsu (also written Daisetz) Teitaro Suzuki (鈴木大拙) 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 in a Japanese Buddhist university, Otani.
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