Daisaku IkedaThe Flower of Chinese Buddhism

About the Author

Daisaku Ikeda is the author and co-author of more than sixty books on a wide range of topics including the history of Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy, dialogues with world leaders, poetry, novels and books for children.  He is the founding president and leader of the Soka Gakkai International, one of the largest lay Buddhist organizations in the world today with members in more than 190 countries and territories.  He is the recipient of the United Nations Peace Award, the Rosa Parks Humanitarian Award and the International Tolerance Award of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

About the Translator

Burton Watson is a widely known and respected translator of Chinese and Japanese literature.  A former professor at Columbia, Stanford and Kyoto Universities, his translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Chuang Tzu, Basic Writings, Mo Tzu:  Basic Writings, RyokanZen Monk-Poet of Japan,and Saigyo:  Poems of a Mountain Home among others.  He received the PEN Translation Prize in 1981.

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