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Zen Masters

Steven Heine and Dale Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195367645
eISBN:
9780199777181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367645.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Zen Masters contains ten articles by prominent scholars about the most significant “product” of the Zen tradition—the life and teachings of the masters or patriarchs who have made this ... More


Procreation and Patronage in the Song Chan School

Morten Schlütter

in How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832551
eISBN:
9780824870720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832551.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that the patronage of the educated elite was also critically important to the success of the Chan school and its individual lineages. In the Song, support from members of the ... More


Disarming the Superpowers: The Abhijna in Eisai and Dōgen 1

Carl Bielefeldt

in Dōgen: Textual and Historical Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754465
eISBN:
9780199932801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754465.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter highlights the role of Dōgen and Eisai in transmitting Chan to Japan, with its distinctive spiritual environment. The real powers of the Chan masters in Song Chinese literary records, or ... More


The Making of a Woman Chan Master: Qiyuan Xinggang

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Chan master Qiyuan Xinggang (1597–1654). Qiyuan Xinggang can be considered the matriarch of seventeenth-century women Chan masters, not only because she was one of the first ... More


Chan Compendiums from the Song Dynasty

Alan Cole

in Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines vast compendiums in Song-era Chan literature that present information about many hundreds of past Chan masters. The Song compendiums functioned as museums of sorts, museums ... More


Images of Nuns in the Writings of Seventeenth-Century Monks

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the descriptions and images of nuns found in the writings of seventeenth-century male monastics and Buddhist laymen. These representations reveal that nuns were far from ... More


Koans and Being There

Alan Cole

in Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on koans. The English word “koan” comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese gong'an, which means “public case” in the sense of a legal precedent. The term gong'an ... More


Setting the Stage: Seventeenth-Century Texts and Contexts

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter provides a background of nuns in Chinese history. Although Linji Chan master Dahui Zonggao’s women disciples were the first to be officially acknowledged as Dharma ... More


Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Beata Grant

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The seventeenth century is generally acknowledged as one of the most politically tumultuous but culturally creative periods of late imperial Chinese history. Only recently beginning to be explored ... More


A Brief Epilogue

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This epilogue assesses the extent to which seventeenth-century women Chan masters participate in, benefit from, and contribute to the revival of seventeenth-century Linji Chan. The first thing to ... More


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