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Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Jiang Wu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book studies the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth‐century China. Focusing on a series of controversies, this book argues that the Chan revival was a systematic reinvention of Chan ideals ... More


Monastic Innovator, Iconoclast, and Teacher of Doctrine: The Varied Images of Chan Master Baizhang

Mario Poceski

in Zen Masters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Over the centuries, diverse Chan/Zen traditions throughout East Asia have venerated Baizhang Huaihai (J. Hyakujō Ekai, 749–814) as one of the greatest Chan teachers of the Tang era (618–907). ... More


Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Mario Poceski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Under the leadership of Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his numerous disciples, the Hongzhou School emerged as the dominant tradition of Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China during the middle part of the Tang ... More


Literati Influences on the Compilation of Chan Records: The Jingde [Era] Transmission of the Lamp and the Tiansheng [Era] Expanded Lamp Record

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines literature influences on the compilation of records of Chan Buddhism, particularly the Jingde Transmission of the Lamp and the Tiansheng Expanded Lamp Record. It describes the ... More


Chan Transmission and Factional Motives in the Jingde [Era] Transmission of the Lamp (Jingde Chuandeng lu)

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the history of Chan Buddhism in relation to transmission records and factional motives contained in the Jingde Transmission of the Lamp or the Jingde Chuandeng lu. It suggests ... More


The Historical and Geographical Context of Chan's Official Acceptance

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the geographical and historical context of the official acceptance of Chan Buddhism in China. It examines the role rulers and officials played in recognizing Chan and the role ... More


From the “Cult of the Book” to the “Cult of the Canon”: A Neglected Tradition in Chinese Buddhism

Jiang Wu

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 studies the devotional aspect of the canon and suggests a cult of the canon took form in history and greatly shaped Chinese Buddhism. The author argues that the cult of the canon is an ... More


Official Recognition of Chan Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the history of the official recognition of Chan Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty, or the period from 618 to 906. It reviews two partisan debates related to the Chan ... More


Literati Interpretations of Chan Buddhism in Early Song China

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the geographical and historical contexts of the official acceptance of Chan Buddhism in China. The evidence suggests that the presence of Chan ... More


Chan Transmission Records and Factional Motives in the Tang Dynasty

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the factional motives in the Chan Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty using transmission records. It reviews early Chan transmission records that exposes the rise of ... More


Climax Paradigm: Cultural Polarities and Patterns of Self-Cultivation in Song-Dynasty Chan

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the Song dynasty (960–1279), Chinese Chan Buddhism reached something of a climax paradigm (conceptual configuration by which Chan was described in written texts, practiced by its adherents, and, ... More


Zen and the Art of Fund-raising: Religious Vitality and Institutional Dominance in the Song Dynasty

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the art of fundraising as practiced within the Chan tradition. It explains how the encounter model of Chan religious praxis worked as a public ideology, how Chan responded to ... More


Looking at Lineage: A Fresh Perspective on Chan Buddhism

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Whenever we pretend to explain Chan in terms of lineal successions from one great master to another, we run the risk of committing the “string of pearls” fallacy, in which the evolution of Chan ... More


Fathering Your Father: The Zen of Fabrication in Tang Buddhism

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254848
eISBN:
9780520943643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were chosen to ... More


Introduction

Morten Schlütter

in How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter provides a background of the Buddhism that developed in the Song dynasty. Two developments in Song Buddhism are especially well known. The first is the growth of Chan ... More


Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

John McRae

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. This book shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, ... More


Metropolitan Chan: Imperial Patronage and the Chan Style

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the first half of the eighth century, the cities of Chang'an and Luoyang in northern China were the greatest urban centers in the world. The Chang'an walls formed a nearly square rectangle ... More


Metaphysical Pursuits

Li Zehou

in The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833077
eISBN:
9780824870706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833077.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the aesthetic influence of Chan Buddhism. More specifically, it considers how the Chan notion of subtle awakening leads to the enduring importance of transcendent states of mind ... More


Beginnings: Differentiating/Connecting Bodhidharma and the East Mountain Teaching

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

According to traditional accounts, Bodhidharma was the third son of a great Brahman king of southern India, who left home to undertake the life of a Buddhist monk. He crossed the Yangzi River by ... More


The Riddle of Encounter Dialogue: Who, What, When, and Where?

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Classical Chan refers to a particular style of behavior displayed by Chan masters in the course of their interactions with students and other masters. Rather than explaining the Dharma in ... More


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