Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro (dĪˈsĕts tātäˈrō sōzōˈkē) [key], 1870–1966, Japanese Buddhist scholar, educated at Tokyo Univ. After studying (1897–1909) in the United States, he became a lecturer at Tokyo Univ.; he later taught at leading universities in Japan, Europe, and the United States. In his day, Suzuki was a leading authority on Buddhism and is known for his introduction of Zen Buddhism to the West. Among his many works are Essays in Zen Buddhism (3 vol., 1927–33), The Training of the Buddhist Monk (1934), Zen Buddhism and Its Influence on Japanese Culture (1938, rev. ed. 1959), An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (1949), and Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist (1957).

See also his Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism (1963) and Shin Buddhism (1970).

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