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Embodying the Text through Blood Writing

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on blood writing, which was one of the most potent rituals to conveying one’s message and authenticating one’s sanctity. Performers engaged in this practice used it to accomplish ... More


Conclusion

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is the conclusion of the book. It summarizes each chapter of the book and argues for a more nuanced understanding of Chinese religions.


Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Jimmy Yu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Self-inflicted violence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was a constituent and sanctioned aspect of the Chinese cultural life. As a category, self-inflicted violence allows us to see ... More


Slicing, Burning, and Blood Writing: Karmic Transformations of Bodies

Beverley Foulks McGuire

in Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168021
eISBN:
9780231537773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168021.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores various types of bodily practices that Ouyi Zhixu engages in, including “filial slicing” to heal ailing relatives, burning his head and arms, and writing texts in his blood. His ... More


Introduction

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the significance of the phenomenon of self-inflicted violence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries China, which modern scholars have tended to ignore. It challenges ... More


Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Beverley McGuire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168021
eISBN:
9780231537773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such ... More


The Multiple Lives of a Chinese Monk: Yinyuan as Zen Master, Literary Man, and Thaumaturge

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/9780199393121.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers an overall description of Yinyuan’s Zen teaching and practice based on a close reading of his Recorded Sayings (yulu) and literary collections. It shows that behind his rhetoric ... More


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