[ above; Han-shan and Shih-te, by Tensho Shubun (?);
Japan, mid 15th century; classified as national treasure ]



[ Shih-te and Han-Shan portraits by Yen Hui (aka Yuang, 1280-1368); China.
Han-shan symbolizes theory and pureness of thought and usually pictured with a scroll, while
Shih-te symbolizes practice and contact with the world and is usually pictured with a broom.
National Museum, Tokyo; classified as national treasures. ]


Han-Shan and Shih-Te

(HanShan and ShiDe)
(Kanzan and Jittoku
in Japanese)
(Cold Mountain and Foundling)
(Mad Monks)

( 627 - 649 )


Net-poems from Han-shan

Han-Shan and Shr-De (Bodhisattvas)

The Story of Han-shan and Shih-te

Review by Gregory B. Lee of:
Encounters with Cold Mountain-Poems by Han Shan: Modern Versions
translated by Peter Stambler
South China Morning Post, January 16, 1997


Cold Mountain:
One Hundred Poems
Burton Watson trans.
Columbia University Press, 1970
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Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems
Gary Snyder. 1990
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The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain
Han Shan. Translated by Red Pine.
Port Townsend, Wash.: Copper Canyon Prms, 1983.

View from Cold Mountain:
Poems of Han-Shan and Shih-Te
Han-Shan, Shih-Te / Published 1983
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The Poetry of Han-Shan:
A Complete, Annotated Translation of Cold Mountain
(Suny Series in Buddhist Studies)
Robert G. Henricks / Paperback / Published 1990
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Han Shan in English
Paul Kahn / Published 1989
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Poetry of Shih-Te
by James M. Hargett

Zen and Zen Classics
Vol. 2, History of Zen
R.H. Blyth
Tokyo: Hokuseido Prms, 1964.

Zen Essays Part 3

D.T. Suzuki

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