In a challenge to romanticized visions of Zen, a Western Zen priest exposes the seamy underside of Buddhism as a state religion in Japan between the Meiji Restoration and the end of World War II.
Included are quotations by well-known exponents of Zen, including the young D.T. Suzuki, glorifying emperor-worship and imperial conquest.
Publication date: 1997-11-01
Number of pages: 227
Publisher: Weatherhill Inc
Subjects: Category, Non-fiction, Humanities, History, Second World War, Politics, Religious & Theocratic Ideologies, Religion & Beliefs, Religion & Politics, Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict, Zen Buddhism, Stationery, Adhesives