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The 94th Tobunken-ASNET seminar "The Zen Practices of the Scholar-officials in Song Dynasty: Focusing on So-Syoku"

【Date】 June 12, 2014 (Thu) 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】 Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】 Wang Rujuan(Visiting Fellow, IASA)

【Title】 The Zen Practices of the Scholar-officials in Song Dynasty: Focusing on So-Syoku

【Abstract】

In Song Dynasty, Zen was extremely flourishing among the scholar-officials. Mostly, they were inclined to reach Shin-menmoku (真面目) through Syoshiki (声色) in their Zen practices as how So-Syoku(蘇軾) did. Furthermore, this aesthetic character of their Zen practices produced effects on their literature.

【Commentator】 Yasushi Oki (Professor, The University of Tokyo)


※ The lecture will be in Chinese.