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Fathering Your Father: The Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

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This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were chosen to depict the essence of the Buddhist tradition to Chinese readers, this analysis focuses on the narrative logics of the early Chan genealogies—the seventh-and eighth-century lineag ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published February 9th 2009 by University of California Press
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