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Cold Mountain: One Hundred Poems by the T'Ang Poet Han-Shan


This collection is one of the earliest and most important works of Chinese Buddhist poetry and is especially influential in the later literature of the Zen Sect of Buddhism, which looked back to these poems as a classic of Zen literature. The poems cover a wide range of subjects: the conventional lament on the shortness of life, bitter complaints about poverty, avarice, and pride, accounts of the difficulty of official life under a bureaucratic system, attacks on the corrupt Buddhist clergy and the foolish attempts by ...

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Cold Mountain: One Hundred Poems by the t'Ang Poet Han-Shan
1970, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231034500

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