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Published by Shambhala, distributed by Random House in Boulder, Colo, [New York] .
Written in English


  • Koan -- Early works to 1800.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statementtranslated from the Chinese Pi yen lu by Thomas and J. C. Cleary ; foreword by Taizan Maezumi Roshi.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
ContributionsCleary, Thomas F., 1949-, Cleary, J. C.
LC ClassificationsBQ9289.H783 A3513
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. (xxv, 656 p.) ;
Number of Pages656
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4597886M
ISBN 100877730946
LC Control Number77360597

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