Early History of ?baku Zen in Japan: Appearance and Assertion
Lugavtsova Alena Petrovna
Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Abstract. The article examines origin of ?baku Zen - a unique trend of the Japanese Zen, which was brought to Japan by the Chinese migrants and contributed significantly to formation of the Edo cultural image. The researcher’s attention is focused on identifying the factors that influenced Japan’s assimilation of ?baku Zen. The conclusion is made that in the early days of ?baku Zen history, the doctrine was widely adopted in Japan due to a number of interrelated factors among which the author emphasizes special concern of Tokugawa Shogunate.
Key words and phrases: Япония, эпоха Эдо, сёгунат Токугава, буддизм, О:баку, Ингэн Рю:ки, Japan, Edo period, Tokugawa Shogunate, Buddhism, ?baku Zen, Ingen Ry?ki
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