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Introduction: Zen and Popular Culture

  title={Introduction: Zen and Popular Culture},
  author={I. Prohl and Tim Graf},
  journal={Journal of Global Buddhism},
The contributors to this special issue participated in a workshop on Zen and popular and material culture convened at Heidelberg University in 2012. We aimed to understand the global potentials of contemporary Zen Buddhism, as well as the challenges Buddhist institutions are facing in the course of Zen's shifting role in the religious marketplace. This transformation of "Zen" is rooted in Buddhist reform efforts and movements in late nineteenth-century Meiji Japan, when government officials… Expand
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