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Taixu, Yogācāra, and the Buddhist Approach to Modernity

Scott Pacey

in Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199358120
eISBN:
9780199358205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

Buddhist reformer and Republican-era intellectual Taixu太虛 (1890–1947) is one of the most important Chinese Buddhist monastics of the twentieth century. This chapter shows that Yogācāra played an ... More


Yogācāra and Science in the 1920s: The Wuchang School’s Approach to Modern Mind Science

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199358120
eISBN:
9780199358205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter demonstrates that “modern mind science” (psychology) was a major topic to which Buddhist writers in the 1920s applied. The study focuses on the “Wuchang School”: the circle of students ... More


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