Buddhism and Deconstruction

Buddhism and Deconstruction : Towards a Comparative Semiotics

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This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that Kumarajiva (344-413 CE), Paramartha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, Maha-Prajnaparamita-upadeua-Uastra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhava-prakara.na), and Guangbai Lun (T1571, Catu.huataka-uastra-karika). Focusing its attention on the Mahayana Buddhist notion of samata, it identifies a Buddhist semiotics which anticipates Derrida's invocation of the notion of the Same in his deconstruction of binary oppositions.show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 18mm | 399.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138862509
  • 9781138862500

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'All in all, this is an expert and often brilliant work.' -Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 'I found Wang's project most exciting and valuable...the book is an excellent addition to contemporary studies of Buddhist and comparative philosophy.' - Philosophy East and Westshow more