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The Theory and Practice of Zen Buddhism: A Festschrift in Honor of Steven Heine
Author Prebish, Charles S. (編) ; Ng, On-cho (編)
Edition1st Edition
Date2022.02.16
Pages346
PublisherSpringer
Publisher Url https://link.springer.com/
LocationSingapore [新加坡]
SeriesChinese Culture
Series No.6
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
NoteCharles Prebish held the Charles Redd Chair in Religious Studies at Utah State University from 2007 until 2010 and also served as Director of the Religious Studies Program. He came to Utah State University following more than 35 years on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University. He now has emeritus status in both universities. He has published two dozen books and nearly one hundred scholarly articles and chapters. His books Buddhist Monastic Discipline(1975) and Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America (1999) are considered classic volumes in Buddhist Studies. Dr. Prebish is the leading pioneer in the establishment of the study of Western Buddhism as a sub-discipline in Buddhist Studies. In 1994, he co-founded the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, which was the first online peer-reviewed journal in the field of Buddhist Studies; and in 1996, co-founded the Routledge “Critical Studies in Buddhism” series. In 2005, he was honored with a Festschrift volume by his colleagues, titled Buddhist Studies from India to America: Essays in Honor of Charles S. Prebish.

On-cho Ng is Professor of Asian Studies and Philosophy and former founding Head (2012-2021) of the Asian Studies Department at the Pennsylvania State University. Primarily a specialist in late imperial Chinese intellectual history, he has published extensively on a wide range of topics, such as Confucian hermeneutics, religiosity, ethics, and historiography. His books include Cheng-Zhu Confucianism in the Early Qing, Mirroring the Past, and The Imperative of Understanding. His dozens of articles have appeared in major outlets such as Journal of Chinese Religions, Dao, Philosophy East and West, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Journal of World History, and the Journal of the History of Ideas. He is Co-Editor of the Book Series on Chinese intellectual history published by National Taiwan University and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy. He is also the Vice-President of the International Association for Yijing Studies (Beijing).
KeywordZen; Buddhism; Philosophy; Religion; Japanese Religion; East Asian Religion
AbstractThis book brings together an impressive group of scholars to critically engage with a wide-ranging and broad perspective on the historical and contemporary phenomenon of Zen. The structure of the work is organized to reflect the root and branches of Zen, with the root referring to important episodes in Chan/Zen history within the Asian context, and the branches referring to more recent development in the West. In collating what has transpired in the last several decades of Chan/Zen scholarship, the collection recognizes and honors the scholarly accomplishments and influences of Steven Heine, arguably the most important Zen scholar in the past three decades. As it looks back at the intellectual horizons that this towering figure in Zen/Chan studies has pioneered and developed, it seeks to build on the grounds that were broken and subsequently established by Heine, thereby engendering new works within this enormously important religio-cultural scholarly tradition. This curated Festschrift is a tribute, both retrospective and prospective, acknowledging the foundational work that Heine has forged, and generates research that is both complementary and highly original. This academic ritual of assembling a liber amicorum is based on the presumption that sterling scholarship should be honored by conscientious scholarship. In the festive spirit of a Festschrift, this anthology consists of the resounding voices of Heine and his colleagues. It is an indispensable collection for students and scholars interested in Japanese religion and Chinese culture, and for those researching Zen Buddhist history and philosophy.
Table of contentsPart I: Zen Roots.-
Chapter 1. Searching for the histrorical bodhidharma in goblet words (John A. Tucker).-
Chapter 2. Chan and the routinazation of charisma in chinese buddhism (Mario Poceski).-
Chapter 3. The platform sutra and its role in chinese zen buddhism (Morten Schlutter).-
Chapter 4. Eloquence and silence: how dogen's dharma match with vimalakirti turns out (Dale S. Wright).-
Chapter 5. A tale of two prefaces: the role of yang yi in the creation of song chan identity (Albert Welter).-
Chapter 6. The relationship of dogen's vision of nature with his practice of devotion and faith (Taigen Dan Leighton).-
Chapter 7. Theorizing the chan-confician encounter in late imperial china: the chinese cultural habitus and the buddhist doxa (On-Cho Ng).- Part II: Zen Branches.-
Chapter 8. The zen explosion in america: from before the pre-boomers to after the zoomers (Charles S. Prebish).-
Chapter 9. The role of zazen in D. T. Suzuki's Zen (Richard M. Jaffe).-
Chapter 10. Zen and the art of resistance (James Mark Shields).-
Chapter 11. Soto zen women's wisdom in practice (Paula K. R. Arai).-
Chapter 12. "Can you hear the great sound of the holy footsteps?"A case study of the 650th death anniversary of Gasan Joseki (Michaela Mross).-
Chapter 13. To tame an ox or to catch a fish: a zen reading of the old man and the sea (Pamela D. Winfield).-
Chapter 14. Steven heine on the religio-aestthetic dimension of zen buddhism (Steven Odin).-
Chapter 15. Existential dimesions of zen buiddhism: steven heine on dogen, heidigger, and bob dylan (Jin Y. Park).
ISBN9789811682858 (hc); 9789811682865 (eb); 9789811682964 (pbk)
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-8286-5
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