The Zen Reader (Shambhala Pocket Library) (Paperback)

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About the Author


Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

Praise For…


"One of the foremost contemporary translators of classical Buddhist and Taoist literature."—Library Journal

"There is no doubt in my mind that Thomas Cleary is the greatest translator of Buddhist texts from Chinese or Japanese into English of our generation, and that he will be so known by grateful Buddhist practitioners and scholars in future centuries. Single-handedly he has gone a long way toward building the beginnings of a Buddhist canon in English."—Robert A. F. Thurman, Tricycle


Product Details
ISBN: 9781611807035
ISBN-10: 1611807034
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: November 26th, 2019
Pages: 192
Series: Shambhala Pocket Library