❁ [EPUB] ✹ Seeking Sakyamuni By Richard M. Jaffe ➚ – Bluevapours.co.uk Though fascinated with the land of their tradition’s birth virtually no Japanese Buddhists visited the Indian subcontinent before the nineteenth century In the richly illustrated Seeking Śākyamu Though fascinated with the land of their tradition’s birth virtually no Japanese Buddhists visited the Indian subcontinent before the nineteenth century In the richly illustrated Seeking Śākyamuni Richard M Jaffe reveals the experiences of the first Japanese Buddhists who traveled to South Asia in search of Buddhist knowledge beginning in Analyzing the impact of these voyages on Japanese conceptions of Buddhism he argues that South Asia developed into a pivotal nexus for the development of twentieth century Japanese Buddhism Jaffe shows that Japan’s growing economic ties to the subcontinent following World War I fostered even Japanese pilgrimage and study at Buddhism’s foundational sites Tracking the Japanese travelers who returned home as well as South Asians who visited Japan Jaffe describes how the resulting flows of knowledge personal connections linguistic expertise and material artifacts of South and Southeast Asian Buddhism instantiated the growing popular consciousness of Buddhism as a pan Asian tradition—in the heart of Japan.
- 320 pages
- Seeking Sakyamuni
- Richard M. Jaffe
- 10 July 2015 Richard M. Jaffe