Zen Past and Present
|Title||Zen Past and Present|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Series Title||Key Issues in Asian Studies|
|Number of Pages||98 pages|
|Publisher||Association for Asian Studies|
|Full Text|| |
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.