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Author Heine, Steven, 1950-

Title Chan rhetoric of uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record : sharpening a sword at the dragon gate / Steven Heine
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Cover; Titlepage; Contents ; Preface ; 1. Prolegomenon to a New Hermeneutic: On Being Uncertain about Uncertainty ; 2. Entering the Dragon Gate: Textual Formation in Historical and Rhetorical Contexts ; 3. Unintended Baggage? Part I: Yuanwu in His Own Write Vis-.à-. Vis Xuedou
4. Unintended Baggage? Part II: Yuanwu in His Own Write Vis-.à-. Vis Dahui 5. Sharpening a Sword: Case Studies of Representative Gongan ; 6. Questions Are in the Answers: Enduring Legacy in Relation to Textual Controversies ; Appendix 1: Blue Cliff Record Lineage Chart
Appendix 2: Blue Cliff Record Cases with Notes Appendix 3: Blue Cliff Record Cases in Other Chan/. Zen Texts ; Appendix 4: Timelines ; Notes ; Sino-. Japanese Glossary ; Bibliography ; Index
Summary This work provides an innovative and critical analysis, in light of Song dynasty (960-11279) Chinese cultural and intellectual historical trends, of the Blue Cliff Record, the seminal Chan/Zen Buddhist collection of commentaries on one hundred gongan/koan cases, which has long been celebrated for its intricate and articulate interpretative methods
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Yuanwu, 1063-1135. Bi yan lu.
SUBJECT Bi yan lu (Yuanwu) fast
Subject Koan.
Zen literature, Chinese -- History and criticism
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Zen literature, Chinese
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199397792