The Northern School and the Formation of Early Ch'an Buddhism

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University of Hawaii Press, 1986 - History - 437 pages

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The Transmission of Chan According to the Platform Sutra
The Platform Sūtra as Historical Allegory
The Traditional Interpretation of the Platform Sūtras Mindverses

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About the author (1986)

John R. McRae (1947-2011) was a preeminent scholar of Chinese Buddhism who specialized in the rise of Chan (Zen) during the Tang Dynasty. He held positions at Cornell University, Indiana University, and Komazawa University and served for many years as Chair of the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai Publication Committee.

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