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Suzuki, Daisetsu Taitarō
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(D.T.; Nov 11, 1870, Kanazawa – Jul 12, 1966, Tokyo), Japanese Buddhist thinker. Through the influence of his Zen (II) master Shaku Sōen, from 1897 to 1908 Suzuki worked with Paul Carus in the United States translating East Asian religious works (Buddhism: I, 2.f); he returned to Japan in 1909. In 1921 he was appointed profesor of East Asian philosophy at Otani University in Kyoto. He wrote works on Mahāyāna Buddhism and Amitābha. Beginning in 1950, he engaged extensively in lectu…

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Repp, Martin, “Suzuki, Daisetsu Taitarō”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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