Shoji Yamada on his book "Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West"
An Informal Lecture
Monday, November 02, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In the years after World War II, Westerners and Japanese alike elevated Zen to the quintessence of spirituality in Japan. Pursuing the sources of Zen as a Japanese ideal, Shoji Yamada uncovers the surprising role of two cultural touchstones: Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery and Ryoanji's dry-landscape rock garden. Yamada shows how both became facile conduits for exporting and importing Japanese culture.
Open to UCLA students, faculty and staff and invited guests
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Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies