Zen Past and Present

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TitleZen Past and Present
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCunningham, Eric
Series TitleKey Issues in Asian Studies
Number of Pages98 pages
PublisherAssociation for Asian Studies
CityAnn Arbor
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Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it is an ideal supplemental text for a wide variety of disciplines. Zen Past and Present covers the evolution of Zen thought and practice from the foundations of Buddhism in ancient India up to the most recent interpretations of Zen in the contemporary postmodern world. Students should find this booklet readable, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

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