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

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

The Mystique of Transmission is a close reading of a late-eighth-century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the Lidai fabao ji (Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations), and is its first English translation. The text is the only remaining relic of the little-known Bao Tang Chan school of Sichuan, and combines a sectarian history of Buddhism and Chan in China with an account of the eighth-century Chan master Wuzhu in Sichuan.

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (May 06, 2007)

Parent ISBN: 9780231136648

Language: English


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