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Published: 12 December 2014

384 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199393121

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Leaving for the Rising Sun

Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Jiang Wu

  • Uses previously unavailable resources
  • Places the story of a monk's journey from China to Japan within the broader political and cultural context of East Asia
  • Coins the term "authenticity crisis" to describe politcal and cultural transformation in seventeenth-century East Asia