Table of contents for Chan insights and oversights : an epistemological critique of the Chan tradition / Bernard Faure.

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Chan as Secondary Orientalism5
The Cultural "Encounter Dialogue"9
Comparison, Counterpoint, Intertwining10
Ch. 1Chan/Zen in the Western Imagination15
Missionary Accounts15
Buddhism and Quietism29
Chan and Indian Mysticism34
The Apostle Bodhidharma45
Claudel and Buddhism50
Ch. 2The Rise of Zen Orientalism52
Suzuki's Zen53
The Western Critics of Suzuki67
Nishida and the Kyoto School74
Ch. 3Rethinking Chan Historiography89
Places and People92
The Rise of Chan Historiography in Japan99
The Cost of Objectivism110
The Teleological Fallacy114
Writing Chan History123
Ch. 4Alternatives126
The Structural Approach126
The Hermeneutic Approach135
Toward a Performative Scholarship145
Ch. 5Space and Place155
Chan and Local Spirits156
From Place to Space159
Chan In-sights and Di-visions167
Ch. 6Times and Tides175
Conflicting Models177
Dogen and His Times187
The Ritualization of Time192
Ch. 7Chan and Language: Fair and Unfair Games195
On the Way to Language199
Poetical Language in Chan205
How to Do Things with the Koan211
Ch. 8In-scribing/De-scribing Chan217
A Qualified Anti-intellectualism217
Chan Logocentrism220
Orality in Chan228
Chan as a Kind of Writing233
Another Differend234
Chan Rhetoric237
Ch. 9The Paradoxes of Chan Individualism243
The Western Configuration of the Self243
Early Buddhist Conceptions251
Chinese Conceptions254
The Individual and Power257

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Knowledge, Theory of (Buddhism) Hermeneutics Religious aspects Zen Buddhism, Zen Buddhism Study and teaching, Zen Buddhism Doctrines