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Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryop

Jin Y. Park


How and why do women engage with Buddhist philosophy? This is the fundamental question that Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp proposes to answer through discussions of Kim Iryŏp’s (1896–1971) life and philosophy. With her Christian background and feminist activist perspective, Kim Iryŏp offers a creative interpretation of Buddhist philosophy as a system of thought that engages with lived experience. Continuing to focus on gender discrimination, suffering, and discontent in the secular world, Iryŏp explores the Buddhist teaching of absolute equality, in which individu ... More

Keywords: Korean Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy, New Women, narrative, modern Buddhism, identity, no-self, suffering, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824858780
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824858780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jin Y. Park, author
American University