Taste of Hanshan (Cold Mountain)

Han Shan and Shi De are two inseparable characters in the history of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, forming one of the most favourite subjects of Oriental fine arts: Shi De is often pictured with a broom, and Han Shan with a scroll to represent two of many paths to Enlightenment—honest labour and scriptural studies. Their poems became famous Chan quotations to be a compulsory reading for Chan practitioners. More

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Published: Feb. 15, 2012
Words: 31,560
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466143630
About Alexander Goldstein

Alexander Goldstein, a graduate of the Far-Eastern University in Sinology, teaches at the Open University in Tel-Aviv. A certified instructor of martial arts, he is a lecturer of Chinese culture and traditions. He is also the translator of Lao-zi's "Dao-De Jing," Zen masters' paradoxes, "The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taijiquan," a Chinese novel and some other editions, which are available in print and electronic publishing at most online retailers published in English, Spanish and Russian.

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