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Author Wang, Dr Youxuan

Title Buddhism and Deconstruction : towards a comparative semiotics / Wang Youxuan
Published Hoboken : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword ; Preface; Introduction: The pursuit of signs; 1. Three grades of understanding in the Hīnayāna analytic system: A structural study of the list of seventy-five factors; 2. Undoing the Hīnayāna Onto-epistemological categories: A semiotic approach to the list of eighteen points about emptiness; 3. Three ways of looking at the un-arisen: The Same in Kumārajīva's Madhyamaka system; 4. Dialectic of construction and de-construction in the Vijñānavāda system: The Same in Paramārtha's Shèlùn system
5. Deconstruction of time in Dharmapāla's commentary on Āryadeva's Treatise in Four Hundred Verses: The Same in Xuánzàng's Făxiàng system6. Three ways of looking at the un-arisen in French deconstruction: Derrida's conception of the Same; Afterword: Three semiotic models; Bibliography; Index
Summary This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that Kumârajîva (344-413 CE), Paramârtha (499̃569 CE) and Xuanzang (599̃664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, Mahâ-Prajñâpâramitâ-upadeúa-Úâstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhâ, and Guangbai Lun (T1571, Catu.húataka-úâstra-kârika). Focusing its attention on the Mahâyâna Buddhist notion of samatâ, it identifies a Buddhist semiotics which anticipates Derrida's invocation of the notion of the Same in his deconstruction of binary oppositions
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Subject Kumārajīva, -412
Paramārtha, 499-569.
Xuanzang, approximately 596-664.
Derrida, Jacques.
Kumārajīva, -412?
Paramārtha, 499-569.
Xuanzang, approximately 596-664.
Derrida, Jacques.
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Buddhism -- China -- History.
Critical theory.
Semiotics -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Critical theory.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Youxuan, Wang
ISBN 1136845739