Item description for The Chan Interpretations of Wang Wei's Poetry: A Critical Review by YANG Jingqing...
Wang Wei (698--759) is one of the greatest High Tang poets. His works are often claimed to take a Buddhist perspective, combining appreciation of the beauties of nature with awareness of sensory illusion, and thus rendering Wang widely known as "Poet Buddha."
The book is an original and ambitious attempt to criticize the prevalent assumptions about Chan Buddhist implications in Wang's nature poetry. The author weaves in information and perspectives from literal and historical sources, using them to examine Wang's ideology of reclusion, his associations with Buddhist monks, and his apprehension of Buddhism doctrines.
While researches on similar topics investigates how Wang might have intentionally imparted Chan significance into his poetry, this book shows concretely both why this is not so and how it lacks evidence.
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Studio: The Chinese University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2006
Publisher The Chinese University Press
ISBN 9629962322 ISBN13 9789629962326
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More About YANG Jingqing
Yang Jingqing received his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. He is currently Lecturer in China Language and Culture at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.