A Critical Survey of Works on Zen since Yampolsky

  title={A Critical Survey of Works on Zen since Yampolsky},
  author={Steven J. Heine},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  pages={577 - 592}
  • S. Heine
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy East and West
The year 1967 was indeed a very good year in the development of Zen Buddhist studies on both sides of the Pacific, as evidenced by the publication of two monu mental works that forever changed the course of scholarly approaches to the history of Zen. In Japan, Yanagida Seizan issued what has remained the single most impor tant book on the formation of early Zen writings in China, cast in a social-historical context, Shoki Zensh? shisho no kenky? (Study of the historical writings of the early… Expand
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