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Publisher: Routledge (September 27, 2005)
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The essays during this quantity try to position the Chan and Zen culture of their ritual and cultural contexts, a variety of points heretofore principally (and unduly) missed. specifically, they convey the level to which those traditions, regardless of their declare to strong point, have been indebted to bigger traits in East Asian Buddhism, resembling the cults of icons, relics and the monastic robe.The booklet emphasises the significance of formality for a formal figuring out of this allegedly anti-ritualistic kind of Buddhism. In doing so, it deconstructs the Chan/Zen 'rhetoric of immediacy' and its ideological underpinnings.