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Buddhist Interpretations on Confucian and Taoist Texts...
The Cases of Han-shan and Zhi-xu
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Author name Jang Tae Keum
 Publication Date 2007.08.25
 Language Korean
 Format hardcover
 Pages 304 pages
 ISBN 978-89-521-0843-2 (93220)
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Han-shan and Zhi-xu, who are high priests of Ming dynasty, contend the syncretism among Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism positively. Interpreting Confucian texts on the basis of Buddhism, they show a new aspect of Confucian texts projected on the Buddhist view and gain a foothold in the mutual understanding between Confucianism and Buddhism. Especially, Han-shan pursues theoretical communication between Buddhism and Taoism through interpretation of the "Lao-tzu" and "Chuang-tzu". The purpose of this book is to verify the logic of understanding and communication on the relationship between Buddhism and Confucianism using Han-shan's commentary of "The Book of Changes", and the relationship between Buddhism and Taoism using Zhi-xu's commentary of "Lao-tzu" and "Chuang-tzu".
Through his interpretation of "The Book of Changes", Zhi-xu opens a new horizon harmonizing with Buddhism and "The Book of Changes". Regarding "Chuang-tzu" as the commentary of "Lao-tzu", Han-shan intends to view the acute distress of Chuang-tzu. Han-shan considers Lao-tzu not as a recluse idealist having an empty notion but as a philosopher who presents serious insight and a counteiplan to healing current abuses. He also proves Chuang-tzu to be a man who finds a way of returning to the mundane world, even if it is unworldly.
 
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