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Project: On Rhetoric in Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhist Literature - A Case Study of Master Hui Hong's "Literary Chan Buddhism"

project duration
01-JUL-11 – 31-JAN-12
abstract
This research investigates the position of the Chinese Chan master Hui Hong (1071-1128) in the then fundamental debate within Chan circles on the use of rhetoric in transmitting the doctrine from master to disciple. Hui Hong's position derivates from the dominant trend of the time to accentuate introspection and 'transmission without words'.