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Steineck, Raji C (2009). Das Bendōwa von Dōgen: Narratologische Analyse eines doktrinären Textes. Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 63(3.2009):571-595.



Bendōwa is the earliest extant doctrinal text by Dōgen (1200–1253), revered today as the founding patriarch of the Japanese Sōtō School of Zen Buddhism. It may well be regarded as Dōgen’s declaration of independence as a Buddhist enlightened master. Narratives play an important part in this seminal document: they serve to legitimate Dōgen, to place his teaching in the history of the Buddhist tradition, and to explicate various points in the discussion of his doctrine. Narratological analysis elucidates the structural characteristics of the narrative parts of Bendōwa and helps to clarify their meaning and functionality. It may even be successsfully applied to non-narrative, argumentative sections of the text.



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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 63 (2009) > 3
08 University Research Priority Programs > Asia and Europe
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
290 Other religions
Deposited On:09 Nov 2009 10:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:32
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
Related URLs:http://www.sagw.ch/de/asiengesellschaft/publikationen/Asiatische-Studien.html (Publisher)
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