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Sand and Pebbles
The Tales of Muju Ichien, A Voice for Pluralism in Kamakura Buddhism
Sand and Pebbles
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Robert E. Morrell - Author
SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies
Price: $57.50 
Hardcover - 383 pages
Release Date: August 1985
ISBN10: 0-88706-059-5
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-059-5

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Paperback - 383 pages
Release Date: August 1985
ISBN10: 0-88706-060-9
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-060-1

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Summary

Sand and Pebbles presents the first complete English rendering of Shasekishu--the classic, popular Buddhist "Tale Literature" (setsuwa). This collection of instructive, yet often humorous, anecdotes appeared in the late thirteenth century, within decades of the first stirrings of the revolutionary movements of Kamakura Buddhism. Shasekishu's author, Muju Ichien (1226-1312), lived in a rural temple apart from the centers of political and literary activity, and his stories reflect the customs, attitudes and lifestyles of the commoners.

In Sand and Pebbles, complete translations of Book One and other significant narrative parts are supplemented by summaries of the remaining (especially didactic) material and by excerpts from Muju's later work. Introduced by a historical sketch of the period, this work also contains a biography of Muju. Illustrations, charts, a chronology, glossary of terms, notes, an extensive bibliography and an index guide the reader into a seldom seen corner of old Japan.

Muju and his writings will interest students of literature as well as scholars of Japanese religion, especially Buddhism. Anthropologists and sociologists will discover details of Kamakura life and thought unrecorded in the official chronicles of the age.

Robert E. Morrell is Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Chronology

Introduction

Part I. Muju Ichien (1226-1312)

"No Fixed A bode": 1226-1261

Choboji* : 1262-1312

Muju's* World of Ideas

Part II. Sand and Pebbles (Shasekishu)

Translations and Summaries

Part III. Casual Digressions (Zotanshu)

Selected Translations

Appendices

A. Two Tokugawa Biographers: Kenryo and Tainin

B. Muju's Doctrinal Affiliations

C. Muju and the Esotericism of the Samboin School

D. Yamada Family Genealogy

Notes

Glossary of Selected Terms

Glossary of Selected Characters

Selected Bibliography

General Bibliography

Index


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