Hakeda, Y.

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Yoshito S. Hakeda(1924 - 1983)

Yoshito S. Hakeda was an Associate Professor of Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. He is the translator of The Awakening of Faith, attributed to Aśvaghosha (1967), and one of the collaborators assisting Wm. Theodore de Bary in preparing Buddhist Tradition in India, China, and Japan (1969).

According to his obituary in the New York Times, "Professor Hakeda's major volume was a translation and study of the works and thought of Kukai, a ninth-century Japanese Buddhist priest and scholar, published by the Columbia University Press in 1972. He also collaborated on Bankei Zen, a translation of the works of a 17th-century Zen master." (Source Accessed December 4, 2019)

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