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An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

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Country  Japan
Pages  130
LC Class  BQ9265.4 .S95 1991
Author  D. T. Suzuki
Genre  Non-fiction
OCLC  23975828

Media type  Print
Dewey Decimal  294.3/927 20
Originally published  1934
Page count  130
Editor  William Barrett
An Introduction to Zen Buddhism t1gstaticcomimagesqtbnANd9GcQMMURKQc5iK6QYAw
ISBN  0-8021-3055-0 (1991 edition)
Similar  D T Suzuki books, Zen books, Non-fiction books

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism is a non-fiction book on Zen Buddhism written by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki published in 1934 in Kyoto by the Eastern Buddhist Society. Soon published in other nations and languages, with an added preface by Carl Jung, the book has come to be regarded as "one of the most influential books on Zen in the West".

Contents

Overview

The book grew out of Suzuki's 1914 publications for the Japanese journal New East. Although the editor, Robertson Scott, suggested that Suzuki publish them in book form, he did not decide to do so until after the 1927 publication of his book Zen Essays, which he decided would be "too heavy" as an introduction to Zen for beginners. Suzuki intended the resultant volume, 1934's An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, to be used as a companion with the contemporaneously published Manual of Zen Buddhism.

Release details

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism was published in 1934 in Kyoto by the Eastern Buddhist Society. The Marshall Jones Company of Boston oversaw first publication in the United States. The 1939 German language edition was published with a preface by Carl Jung. In 1949, the book was reprinted in London and New York with Jung's preface, translated by Constance Rolfe, included.

References

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism Wikipedia


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