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Shoji Yamada on his book "Shots in the Dark: Japan, Zen, and the West"

An Informal Lecture

Monday, November 02, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Faculty Center
Hacienda Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In the years after World War II, Westerners and Japanese alike elevated Zen to the quintessence of spirituality in Japan. Pursuing the sources of Zen as a Japanese ideal, Shoji Yamada uncovers the surprising role of two cultural touchstones: Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery and Ryoanji's dry-landscape rock garden. Yamada shows how both became facile conduits for exporting and importing Japanese culture.

Open to UCLA students, faculty and staff and invited guests

Cost : Free


Download file: YamadaFlyer.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies

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