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Featured Texts 1: Books for beginners

Featured Texts 1: Books for beginners

From this step onwards, we will once more sort through the types of books studied by Zen monks, focusing on Chinese books as well as the writings that these monks themselves produced. In this step, Prof. Horikawa presents some popular books for beginners from the collection of the Keio Institute of Oriental Classics.

Keio’s books introduced in the video

  1. Santaishi (Poetry in the Three Styles), Reissue of Gozan-ban edition (early 17th c.)
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  2. Santaishi (Poetry in the Three Styles), No annotation, Manuscript copy of Gozan-ban edition (1529)
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  3. Guwen zhenbao, second part (J. Kobun shinpō, True Treasures of Ancient Writing) , Ming-period printed book (14th-15th c.)
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  4. Guwen zhenbao, second part (J. Kobun shinpō, True Treasures of Ancient Writing), Gozan-ban ediction (14th-15th c.)
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  5. Lianzhu shige (Strings of Pearls: Selected Poems by Grade), Manuscript copy of Gozan-ban edition (early 17th c.)
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  6. Jinxiuduan (J. Kinshūdan; Collection of Brocade Pieces), late-16th c. manuscript
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Keywords introduced in the video

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