Daizen Brian Victoria on D.T. Suzuki and the Nazis

The Asia Pacific Journal has recently published a series of three articles by Daizen Brian Victoria on the subject of D.T. Suzuki and the Nazis. This is the latest contribution by Victoria in his long-term research on the relationship between Zen Buddhism and war in Japan.

Here are the links to part 1, part 2, and part 3.

Over at the Sweeping Zen site, there’s an interesting (and robust) discussion going on the subject here: “An Article Concerning “D. T. Suzuki and the Nazis”“. As can be seen from the heated nature of the discussion it’s an extremely controversial subject. It’s thought-provoking stuff and well worth investigating.

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About Jovan Maud

I'm a lecturer in the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. Interests include: transnational religious networks, popular religion in Thailand, religious tourism and commodification, and digital anthropology.
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