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A Dream Within a Dream: Studies in Japanese Thought (Asian Thought and Culture #5) (Hardcover)

A Dream Within a Dream: Studies in Japanese Thought (Asian Thought and Culture #5) By Sandra a. Wawrytko (Editor), Prof Steven Heine Cover Image
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This is book number 5 in the Asian Thought and Culture series.


This book is a collection of articles by one of the leading scholars in Japanese thought dealing with three areas of Japanese philosophy and religion: D gen's Zen view of liberation, including the key doctrines of casting off body-mind, being-time, and spontaneous manifestation of the k an; the relation between Buddhism, literary aesthetics, and folk religion; and a comparison of Japanese and Western thought, particularly Heidegger, on science, language, and death. The central theme throughout these essays is the meaning of time and impermanence in Japanese religion and culture based on Buddhist contemplation. The book's title refers to a phrase used by D gen, the dramatist Chikamatsu, and others that plays on the twofold image of dream representing either the fleeting world of illusion or the nonsubstantial realm of ultimate reality. One of the articles is a new annotated translation of D gen's Sh b genz Much setsumu ( Disclosing a Dream Within a Dream ) fascicle. Other essays offer novel interpretations of Chikamatsu and Kyoto-school thinkers Kuki Sh z and Nishitani Keiji in addition to Japanese folk religion.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820413501
ISBN-10: 082041350X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: August 1st, 1991
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Asian Thought and Culture
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