Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West

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In the years after World War II, Westerners and Japanese alike elevated Zen to the quintessence of spirituality in Japan. Pursuing the sources of Zen as a Japanese ideal, Shoji Yamada uncovers the surprising role of two cultural touchstones: Eugen Herrigel s "Zen in the Art of Archery" and the Ryoanji dry-landscape rock garden. Yamada shows how both became facile conduits for exporting and importing Japanese culture. First published in German in 1948 and translated into Japanese in 1956, Herrigel s book popularized ideas of ...

Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West 2011, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226947655

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Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226947648

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