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The Teachings of Master Wuzhu: Zen and Religion of No-Religion

Wendi L. Adamek

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Paper, 224 pages, 0 halftones
ISBN: 978-0-231-15023-1
$27.50 / £19.00

September, 2011
Cloth, 224 pages, 0 halftones
ISBN: 978-0-231-15022-4
$84.50 / £58.50

"This is extremely well done: while the translation stays very close to the original, it is also very readable, and it will be well suited for general audiences. Unlike many other existing translations of Chan/Zen works, this is done by an expert in the field with a thorough understanding of the text and its context." — Morten Schl├╝tter, The University of Iowa, author of How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute Over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

"...Adamek has done the field a great service by making this fascinating early Chan work more accessible. The translation is meticulous and lucid." — Mark Halperin, Journal of Chinese Religions

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Wendi L. Adamek teaches East Asian Buddhism at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include the Tang dynasty, Buddhist practice, environmental issues, and network theory. She is the author of The Mystique of Transmission: On an Early Chan History and Its Contexts, which won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in Textual Studies. Her current projects concern a seventh-century Buddhist community at Baoshan in Henan, and the relationship between religions and environmental transformation.

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