Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

Kukai

Major Works, Translated with an Account of His Life and a Study of His Thought

Kukai( )
Translator: Hakeda, Yoshito S.
Introduction by: de Bary, Wm. Theodore
Author: Kūkai,
Series title:Translations from the Asian Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-05933-6
Publication Date:May 1984
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the great characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in literature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in this work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhism from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still active in Japan. Eight of his works are presented here.

Book Details
Pages:303
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.123 x 8.853 x 0.792 Inches
Book Weight:0.969 Pounds
Author Biography
Kūkai (Translator)
William Theodore de Bary was born in the Bronx, New York on August 9, 1919. He graduated from Columbia College in 1941 and began pursuing Japanese studies at Harvard University. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, he was recruited by naval intelligence. He served at Pearl Harbor and later in Tokyo and Washington. After the war, he received a master's degree and a doctorate from Columbia. He taught Asian courses at Columbia and soon became head of Asian studies. From 1971 until 1978, he served as a vice president for academic affairs and provost. After formally retiring in 1989, he continued to teach with emeritus status until May 2017.

He wrote or edited more than 30 books including The Great Civilized Conversation: Education for a World Community and Sources of Chinese Tradition. In 2013, he received the National Humanities Medal. He died on July 14, 2017 at the age of 97.

030



Featured Books

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Paperback: $12.99
Deep State
Stewart, James B.
Hardback: $30.00
Leopard's Wrath
Feehan, Christine
Electronic book text:

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.