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Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (Korean Classics Library. Philosophy and Religion)

Kim Iryop

Verlag: University of Hawaii Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 0824838785 / ISBN 13: 9780824838782
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Titel: Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (Korean ...

Verlag: University of Hawaii Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The author challenges her readers through her creative interpretations of Buddhist doctrines and Buddhist worldview, her reflections on the meaning of Buddhist practice, and her capacity to put together diverse aspects of human existence. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0824838785

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Inhaltsangabe: The life and work of Kim Iry?p (1896-1971) bear witness to Korea's encounter with modernity. A prolific writer, Iry?p reflected on identity and existential loneliness in her poems, short stories, and autobiographical essays. As a pioneering feminist intellectual, she dedicated herself to gender issues and understanding the changing role of women in Korean society. As an influential Buddhist nun, she examined religious teachings and strove to interpret modern human existence through a religious world view. Originally published in Korea when Iry?p was in her sixties, Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (?n? sudoin ?i hoesang) makes available for the first time in English a rich, intimate, and unfailingly candid source of material with which to understand modern Korea, Korean women, and Korean Buddhism. Throughout her writing, Iry?p poses such questions as: How does one come to terms with one's identity? What is the meaning of revolt and what are its limitations? How do we understand the different dimensions of love in the context of Buddhist teachings? What is Buddhist awakening? How do we attain it? How do we understand God and the relationship between good and evil? What is the meaning of religious practice in our time? We see through her thought and life experiences the co-existence of seemingly conflicting ideas and ideals--Christianity and Buddhism, sexual liberalism and religious celibacy, among others. In Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun , Iry?p challenges readers with her creative interpretations of Buddhist doctrine and her reflections on the meaning of Buddhist practice. In the process she offers insight into a time when the ideas and contributions of women to twentieth-century Korean society and intellectual life were just beginning to emerge from the shadows, where they had been obscured in the name of modernization and nation-building.

Inhaltsangabe: The author challenges her readers through her creative interpretations of Buddhist doctrines and Buddhist worldview, her reflections on the meaning of Buddhist practice, and her capacity to put together diverse aspects of human existence. In this process, the reader will also get a new insight on modern Korean literature which has been dominated by patriarchal reading and a new vision on the Korean New Women whose ideas and contributions to Korean society and intellectual world have long been in the shadow, silenced in the name of modernization and nation-building.

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