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The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice by Jeffrey L. Broughton (review)

The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice by Jeffrey L. Broughton (review) The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice. Translated by Jeffrey L. Broughton with Elise Yoko Watanabe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. 240. Paper $35.00, isbn 978-0-190-20072-5. Reviewed by Steven Heine Florida International University heines@fiu.edu The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice, a richly annotated bilingual translation by Jeffrey Broughton, along with a substantial introductory essay situating the Chan Whip Anthology (based on the Chan'guan cejin from around 1600) in its appropriate religious and philosophical contexts, provides a very valuable contribution to our understanding of the overall textuality of the Chan/Zen school. Broughton has produced several first-rate renderings, based on the highest scholarly standards, by making great use of the vast resources of Japanese commentaries and reference works and some of the major works of classical Chinese Chan, ranging from writings by Bodhidharma and Zongmi to the recorded sayings of Linji. Here, he adds significantly to available academic work on author/compiler Yunqi Zhuhong (1535­1615), a crucial late-Ming-dynasty Buddhist thinker relatively overlooked or perhaps better known for other kinds of compositions from his large, thirty-fourvolume complete works, in a way that will be greatly appreciated by specialists and that will also be worthwhile for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice by Jeffrey L. Broughton (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 65 (4) – Oct 23, 2015

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The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice. Translated by Jeffrey L. Broughton with Elise Yoko Watanabe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. 240. Paper $35.00, isbn 978-0-190-20072-5. Reviewed by Steven Heine Florida International University heines@fiu.edu The Chan Whip Anthology: A Companion to Zen Practice, a richly annotated bilingual translation by Jeffrey Broughton, along with a substantial introductory essay situating the Chan Whip Anthology (based on the Chan'guan cejin from around 1600) in its appropriate religious and philosophical contexts, provides a very valuable contribution to our understanding of the overall textuality of the Chan/Zen school. Broughton has produced several first-rate renderings, based on the highest scholarly standards, by making great use of the vast resources of Japanese commentaries and reference works and some of the major works of classical Chinese Chan, ranging from writings by Bodhidharma and Zongmi to the recorded sayings of Linji. Here, he adds significantly to available academic work on author/compiler Yunqi Zhuhong (1535­1615), a crucial late-Ming-dynasty Buddhist thinker relatively overlooked or perhaps better known for other kinds of compositions from his large, thirty-fourvolume complete works, in a way that will be greatly appreciated by specialists and that will also be worthwhile for

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