How master Mou removes our doubts : a reader-response study and translation of the Mou-tzu Li-huo lun /

This is the first English translation of the earliest Chinese Buddhist text, but it is more than a translation. Keenan shows that Mou-tzu's "Treatise on Alleviating Doubt" is a Buddhist hermeneutic on the Chinese classics. Using a reader-response method of examining the text, Keenan s...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Keenan, John P., 1940-
Other Authors: Mouzi
Format: Book
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994.
Series:SUNY series in Buddhist studies.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : reading the Mou-­tzu Li­huo lun : socioliterary strategies ; The intent of the Li­huo lun
  • Modem scholarship
  • The approach of literary criticism
  • Reader-­response criticism
  • The plot of the Mou-­tzu Li­huo lun
  • Interpretation as a function of an institutional community
  • The argument of the Li­huo lun
  • Notes to introduction
  • The preface to the Li­huo lun ; Background and context
  • English translation of preface : Mou­tzu's "Treatise on the Removal of Doubt"
  • Reader-­response criticism
  • Mou-­tzu's dialogue with his critics ; Each of thirty-­seven articles treated in three parts : 1. English translation
  • 2. Source codes (Background textual images and ideas)
  • 3. Reader-­response criticism (What the argument accomplishes in each of its progressive steps).