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Chinese Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The fourth chapter explores animal-friendly teachings and practices in Chinese religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings. Confucian teachings, such as tian, ren, junzi, Great Ultimate, ... More


Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... More


The Precocious Child in Chinese Buddhism

Miriam Levering

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The stories of Buddhist children destined to be saints or monastics reflect the motif of “the precocious child” that was already evident in Chinese elite culture in the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 ... More


The Beginning of the Incense Light Community

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history of the Incense Light community and its headquarters, the Incense Light Temple (Xiangguang Si). Located in the village of Neipu in Zhuji County, Chiayi District, in ... More


The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

Jeremy Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139996
eISBN:
9789888268443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139996.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chinese Catholic Church traces its living roots back to the late sixteenth century and its historical roots back even further, to the Yuan dynasty. This book explores paintings and sculptures of ... More


In Place of Ritual: Global City, Sacred Space, and the Guanyin Temple in Singapore

Daniel P. S. Goh

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the New Year's Eve rituals in and around the Guanyin Temple and Sri Krishnan Temple in Singapore. The two temples have been increasingly hemmed in by urban redevelopment in ... More


Island of Guanyin: Mount Putuo and Its Gazetteers

Marcus Bingenheimer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190456191
eISBN:
9780190456214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456191.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Island of Guanyin explores how Mount Putuo, one of the most popular Buddhist sites in China, has been depicted in a particular genre—the temple or mountain gazetteer. Guanyin (Skr. Avalokiteśvara), ... More


Chinese Christian art during the pre-modern period

Jeremy Clarke

in The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139996
eISBN:
9789888268443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139996.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the history of the Catholic Church in China from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. The church was very adaptable and open to using Chinese imagery to express Christian ... More


In Search of Enlightenment: Yinyuan and the Reinvention of the “Authentic Transmission” in Late Ming Buddhist Revival

Jiang Wu

in Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199393121
eISBN:
9780199393152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Yinyuan’s early years before he was established as abbot of Huangbo monastery. His early exposure to Buddhism suggests that his syncretic practice was deeply influenced by the ... More


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