The Mystique of Transmission: On an Early Chan History and Its Context

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  title={The Mystique of Transmission: On an Early Chan History and Its Context},
  author={Wendi Leigh Adamek},
  year={2007}
}
Wendi Adamek’s Mystique of Transmission is a superb contribution to the study of Chinese Buddhism. Massive and masterful, insightful and thorough, articulate and engaging—the scholarship presented here is truly impressive. This is, to be sure, a professionally oriented volume; Adamek makes no effort to make her work accessible to readers outside the field of Chinese Buddhism, or even those outside the field of Chan (Zen) studies, and there is neither introduction nor conclusion explaining the… 
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