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Featured texts 7: Commentaries by Japanese Zen monks

Featured texts 7: Commentaries by Japanese Zen monks

A third type of text that was authored by Japanese monk-scholars were annotated editions of entry-level texts and of the collected writings of famous Chinese authors. Let’s take a look at the commentaries produced by Zen monks.

Keio books introduced in the video:

  1. Santaishi zekkushō (Annotated Poems from the Santishi), 16th c. manuscript
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  2. Kobun shinpō kōshū-shō , A commentary on the Chinese anthology Guwen zhenbao houji (Later Collection of True Treasures of Ancient Writing, circa 13th c.), 17th c. manuscript
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  3. Zoku okudan (A Sequel to Conjectures), 15th-16th c. manuscript
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