Motohiko Izawa

Born in Japan, 1954, Nagoya native. Writer of historical nonfiction and mystery novels.

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Chapter 1: The Indus 13-2 Suzuki Shosan and the Birth of Japanese CapitalismIt’s    It's the seventeenth century in Japan, and the warrior-turned Zen te…

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Chapter 1: The Indus 13-1 Suzuki Shosan and the Birth of Japanese Capitalism    Shosan Suzuki is an unusual name. Japanese Buddhist priests are usually kn…

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Chapter 1: The Indus 12-2 A Battle for Dominance—Zen and Confucianism in China and Japan    In Japan, Zen Buddhism transformed the mundane into the exqui…

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Chapter 1: The Indus 12-1 A Battle for Dominance—Zen and Confucianism in China and Japan    When the founder of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism first arri…

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Chapter 1: The Indus 1-1 Oda Nobunaga—Frontrunner for Religious Freedom    By the latter half of the sixteenth century, Japan was embroiled in a bloody re…

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Chapter 1: The Indus 1-1 Oda Nobunaga—Frontrunner for Religious Freedom    Several Buddhist congregations dedicated to the exclusive worship of Amitabha s…