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Did Dogen go to China?: What He Wrote and When He Wrote it: Book by Steven Heine

Did Dogen go to China?: What He Wrote and When He Wrote it

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ISBN: 9780195305708    Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 316        Language: English
Dogen (1200-1253) was the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan, and as such one of the most notable figures in Japanese religious history. In this book, Steven Heine attempts to clarify how and when Dogen's...Read more
Dogen (1200-1253) was the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan, and as such one of the most notable figures in Japanese religious history. In this book, Steven Heine attempts to clarify how and when Dogen's various works were composed and compiled in relation to the unfolding of Dogen's career. In addition to presenting Heine's own innovative interpretation of Dogen's life and work, this book performs a valuable service by bringing cutting edge Japanese scholarship on Dogen to the attention of of Western scholars of Buddhism.
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About the author: Steven Heine

Steven Heine is Professor and Director of the Institute for Asian Studies at Florida International University. He specializes in the history of thought... Read more

Steven Heine is Professor and Director of the Institute for Asian Studies at Florida International University. He specializes in the history of thought of Zen Buddhism and its transition from China to Japan, especially the life and works of Zen Master D=ogen. He has published twenty books and numerous articles on East Asian religion and society. Dr. Heine was recently awarded the Kauffman Professorship in Entrepreneurship Studies at the Florida International University Business School.

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...an indispensable vademecum to the work of the Soto Zen Master. Suffice to say that he brings us face to face with the flesh-and-blood Dogen and his multifarious creative activities, and thus...Read more
...an indispensable vademecum to the work of the Soto Zen Master. Suffice to say that he brings us face to face with the flesh-and-blood Dogen and his multifarious creative activities, and thus provides an anchorage and a perspective for which puzzled readers of the Shobogenzo will be profoundly grateful. Joseph S. O'Leary, Monumenta Nipponica
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