Han Shan and Shih-Te, the Mad Monks

[ 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

(Kanzan and Jittoku in Japanese)

(Cold Mountain and Foundling)

(Mad Monks)

( 627 – 649 )



Net-poems from Han-shan

and Shr-De (Bodhisattvas)

Story of Han-shan and Shih-te

by Gregory B. Lee of:

Encounters with Cold Mountain-Poems by Han Shan: Modern

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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