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The Resource Chan insights and oversights : an epistemological critique of the Chan tradition, Bernard Faure

Chan insights and oversights : an epistemological critique of the Chan tradition, Bernard Faure

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Chan insights and oversights : an epistemological critique of the Chan tradition
Title
Chan insights and oversights
Title remainder
an epistemological critique of the Chan tradition
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Faure
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For many people attracted to Eastern religions (particularly Zen Buddhism), Asia seems the source of all wisdom. As Bernard Faure examines the study of Chan/Zen from the standpoint of postmodern human sciences and literary criticism, he challenges this inversion of traditional "Orientalist" discourse: whether the Other is caricatured or idealized, ethnocentric premises marginalize important parts of Chan thought. Questioning the assumptions of "Easterners" as well, including those of the charismatic D.T. Suzuki, Faure demonstrates how both West and East have come to overlook significant components of a complex and elusive tradition. Throughout the book Faure reveals surprising hidden agendas in the modern enterprise of Chan studies and in Chan itself. After describing how Jesuit missionaries brought Chan to the West, he shows how the prejudices they engendered were influenced by the sectarian constraints of Sino-Japanese discourse. He then assesses structural, hermeneutical, and performative ways of looking at Chan, analyzes the relationship of Chan and local religion, and discusses Chan concepts of temporality, language, writing, and the self. Read alone or with its companion volume, The Rhetoric of Immediacy, this work offers a critical introduction not only to Chinese and Japanese Buddhism but also to "theory" in the human sciences. --Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faure, Bernard
Dewey number
294.3/927
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4440
LC item number
.F38 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Buddhism)
  • Hermeneutics
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Zen Buddhism
Label
Chan insights and oversights : an epistemological critique of the Chan tradition, Bernard Faure
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26974460
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780691069487
Lccn
92037150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Chan insights and oversights : an epistemological critique of the Chan tradition, Bernard Faure
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26974460
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780691069487
Lccn
92037150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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