Zen in Medieval Vietnam: A Study and Translation of the Thič̂n Uyẻ̂n Tập Anh (Google eBook)

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Cuong Tu Nguyen
University of Hawaii Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 481 pages
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A study and translation of a 14th-century text on the transmission of the Zen lineages in Vietnam. The author argues that there has never been a Zen tradition in Vietnam, but that Zen manifests itself in a philosophical attitude and artistic sentiments throughout religious and cultural life.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Thiền Uyển Tập Anh in Vietnamese Buddhist History
9
Reading the Thiền Uyển Tập Anh A Historical Analysis of the Zen Tradition of Vietnam
24
Rereading the Thiền Uyển Tập Anh Buddhism in Medieval Vietnam
56
The Thiền Uyển Tập Anh A Translation
101
Appendixes
207
Additional Supporting Data for Chapter One
209
Additional Supporting Data for Chapter Two
218
Biographies of Eminent Monks from Other Sources
233
The Original Text of the Thiền Uyển Tập Anh
255
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About the author (1997)

Nguyen is Asst. professor of religious studies at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

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