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The Communist Dismantling of Temple and Monastic Buddhism in Suzhou

Jan Kiely

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Jan Kiely’s chapter on early 1950s Suzhou is the first archivally-based study to illustrate how the dismantling of institutional Buddhism in the early PRC was actually carried out and also considers ... More


Vengeful Spirits or Loving Spiritual Companions?: Changing Views of Pet Spirits

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers the ongoing debate about the posthumous fate of animal spirits, which has been influenced by animistic, Buddhist, Christian, and spiritualist notions of the next life. It ... More


Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

James L. Ford

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188141
eISBN:
9780199850976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is the first book-length study in any language of Jōkei (1155-1213), a prominent Buddhist cleric of the Hossō (Yogācāra) school, whose life bridged the momentous transition from Heian (794-1185) ... More


A Trülku as the Head of Society

Peter Schwieger

in The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the rise of the Tibetan trülku as head of society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on the concept of the “union of religion and politics,” the clerical elite further ... More


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