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Otherwise a lot of Chinese students came to Japan and learned modernization of Japan. Sonbun, Chiang Kai-shek and Zhou Enlai were famous among them. Sun Wen stayed here.
|Name||Kanji||Birth year/place||Death year/place|
|Abe no Nakamaro||-||698 Yamato||770 Choan|
|Kibi no Makibi||-||695||775|
|Saicho||-||767 Oumi||822 Hieizan|
|Kukai||-||774 Sanuki||835 Koyasan|
|Eisai||-||1141 Kibi||1215 Kamakura or Kyoto|
|Dogen||-||1200 Kyoto||1253 Kyoto|
Enchin went and came back by a merchant ship
In the end of Heian era, noble clans believed in amida-nyorai and saiho-jyodo. Sugawara no Michizane proposed not to send Imperial embassies to China in 894, because of Tang's domestic confusion, official expendture, and merchantizing route between Korea and Japan. In later, priests studied in private mission.
Syuei was Todaiji-betto, Toji-nicyojya
amida-nyorai and saiho-jyodo
Chinese priests thought deep and grew up zen, a kind of metaphysics. Dogen purified zen in Japanese simplified style, therefore his thought was very diffcult for me to understand. Heidegger knew Dogen's 'Uji' in 1920s. I prefer Heigegger's 'Sein und Zeit'.