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Did Dogen Go to China?

Steven Heine


This book provides a comprehensive examination of the diverse writings of Dōgen (1200-1253), the founder of Sōtō (C. Ts’ao-tung) Zen Buddhism in Japan. Dōgen is especially known for introducing to Japanese Buddhism many of the texts and practices that he discovered in China. The context of Dōgen’s travels to and reflections on China are reconstructed by means of a critical look at traditional sources both by and about Dōgen. While many studies emphasize the unique features of Dōgen’s Japanese influences versus traditional Chinese models, this book calls attention to the fusion of Chinese and J ... More

Keywords: Zen Buddhism, Daruma School, Dōgen, Eihei shingi, Eihei kōroku, Japanese Buddhism, Ju-ching, Shōbōgenzō, Shōbōgenzō zuimonki, Sōtō Zen

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305708
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195305701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Heine, author
Florida International University
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