Leaving for the Rising Sun. Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia.
Oxford University Press, 2015. 384p. Paperback. In this wonderfully informative study, Jiang Wu extends the significance of his previous, groundbreaking book, Enlightenment in Dispute, from China into the greater East Asian sphere of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Through the career and legacy of the eminent monk Yinyuan Longqi (1592-1673) in China and Japan, Wu penetrates the crisis of cultural legitimacy that beset East Asia, particularly Tokugawa Japan, after the demise of the Ming dynasty. Lynn Struve, Professor of Chinese History, Indiana University, Bloomington |a 13/02/15 (Publisher's information).