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Arthur Waley, Xu Zhimo, and the Reception of Buddhist Art in Europe: A Neglected Source
Author Barrett, T. H.
Source Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies
Volumev.1 n.1 Special Issue: Buddhism in the West
Date2018.05
Pages226 - 247
PublisherCambria Press
Publisher Url http://www.cambriapress.com/
LocationNew York, US [紐約州, 美國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
NoteThe author is an Emeritus Professor of East Asian History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
KeywordArthur Waley; Xu Zhimo; Anesaki Masaharu; Zen art; translation
AbstractThis paper examines the creation of ‘Zen Art’ in the Anglophone world. In particular, I examine the celebrated translator Arthur Waley’s conceptualization of Zen art, and argue that he wrote an anonymous review of Anesaki Masaharu’s 姉崎正治 English-language treatise on Buddhist art and ideals with the help of Xu Zhimo. This overlooked review is an important text to trace the twentieth century discussion and translation of Zen writings on art and aestheticism. While discussing both Anesaki and Waley’s respective works on Buddhist art, in addition to Waley’s interactions with Japanese Zen writers, I outline the cast of characters and the networks that created a popular concept of ‘Zen Art’ in the Anglophone world that did not exist in East Asia.
Table of contentsThe Origins of ‘Zen Art’ 227
Anesaki Masaharu (1873–1949) 233
Who wrote the note? 238

ISSN25762923 (P); 25762931 (E)
DOIhttps://dx.doi.org/10.15239/hijbs.01.01.08
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Created date2021.03.22
Modified date2021.03.22



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