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Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Mark Michael Rowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism's social and economic ... More


Building a Dharma Transmission Monastery: Mount Huangbo in Seventeenth-Century China

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/9780199393121.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the transformation of Huangbo monastery in Fuqing into a dharma transmission monastery during the late Ming and early Qing period under the supervision of Yinyuan. After ... More


Concerning Excellence

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Dōgen's views about moral excellence. For Dōgen, dominating one's innate desires was a necessary condition for embodying the truth. Once innate desires have been conquered, ... More


Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Paul B. Watt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, grew out of the teachings of Shinran (1173–1262), a Tendai-trained monk. Shinran held that even those unable to fulfill the ... More


Did Dogen Go to China?

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305708
eISBN:
9780199784776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the diverse writings of Dōgen (1200-1253), the founder of Sōtō (C. Ts’ao-tung) Zen Buddhism in Japan. Dōgen is especially known for introducing to ... More


/ Emptiness in Flux: The Buddhist Poetics of Ernest Fenollosa's “The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry”

Jonathan Stalling

in Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823231447
eISBN:
9780823241835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231447.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter fundamentally challenges both Ezra Pound's representation of the text and American literary criticism's reduction of Fenollosa to a naïve positivist by revealing the essay's function in ... More


Envisioning Nuns: Views from the Male Monastic Order

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how the monastic order viewed women and the problems surrounding their ordination during the years preceding Eison's decision to create an ordination platform for women at ... More


Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan

John K. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838331
eISBN:
9780824870942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838331.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book documents a sense of what is happening on the front lines as a growing number of Buddhist priests try to reboot their roles and traditions to gain greater significance in Japanese society. ... More


The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Donald F. McCallum

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Few periods in Japanese history are more fascinating than the seventh century. This was the period when Buddhism experienced its initial flowering in the country and the time when Asukadera, Kudara ... More


Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Pamela D. Winfield

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study crosses the disciplinary lines of religious studies and art history/visual studies as it juxtaposes and qualifies two representative voices for and against the role of imagery in the ... More


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