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- DescriptionOver the course of Zen's development in China and Japan, the sayings and episodes of the masters have formed a huge collection of literature. Designed to put these writings within easy reach of serious students for inspiration and understanding, this glossary provides 5,500 entries on Zen terms, names of persons, texts, idiomatic expressions, references to Chinese classics, general Buddhist terms, and even particles and other parts of speech considered important in grasping the original intent and meaning. Hisao Inagaki received a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is a professor at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.
- Author BiographyHISAO INAGAKI is a graduate of Kobe City University of Foreign Languages (B.A.) and Ryukoku University (M.A.). With the award of a British Council scholarship, he spent two years in England from 1966 and received his Ph.D. in 1968 from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He returned to the School the following year with an appointment as lecturer in Buddhism and held this post until 1981. He is now a professor at Ryukoku University, Kyoto. He was appointed to the Numata professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1989, and at Leiden University in 1992. Besides his major works, A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms, A Tri-lingual Glossary of the Sukhavativytiha Sutras, The Anantamukhanirharadharani Sutra and Jnanagarbha's Commentary, and The Three Pure Land Sutras: A Study and Translation, he has published translations of such Buddhist texts as: Pratyutpannasamadhi Sutra, T'an-luan's Ojoronchu, Shan-tao's Kannenbomon and Hanjusan, and Kukai'sSokushinjobutsugi. He is also co-translator of Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho (selections) and other Shin texts. He served as President of the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies since 1993 and as its honorary President since 2005. His most recent project is creation of the English Shin journal Dharma Thunder .
- Author(s)Hisao Inagaki
- PublisherStone Bridge Press
- Date of Publication25/10/2016
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Place of PublicationBerkeley CA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintStone Bridge Press
- Weight814 g
- Width149 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine47 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
- Edition StatementFacsimile edition
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