The Zen texts collection offers access to rare archival documents, which are usually inaccessible in printed form. These documents collected from temple storehouses and libraries provide valuable insight into primary sources, mostly in the format of manuscripts, woodblock editions, and occasionally printed editions predating the twentieth century. Since they constitute vital tools for researchers and advanced students, the Department of Religion at UHM is dedicating time and resources to make this collection available to the public. Although nobody can claim ownership of these documents and their authors have deceased long ago, we would appreciate if you could acknowledge in your work the chain of causes and conditions that allowed you to gain access to such primary sources.
Collections within this community
Medieval Zen texts
Contains works composed between 1200 and 1599
Modern period Zen texts
Contains texts composed between 1868 and the present.
Tokugawa period Zen texts
Contains texts composed between 1600 and 1867.