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City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Linda Rui Feng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the Tang dynasty, the imperial capital of Chang’an shaped literati identity and the collective imagination through its new relationship to the empire’s most prolific writers. They came through ... More


Metropolitan Chan: Imperial Patronage and the Chan Style

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the first half of the eighth century, the cities of Chang'an and Luoyang in northern China were the greatest urban centers in the world. The Chang'an walls formed a nearly square rectangle ... More


Navigating the City Interior

Linda Rui Feng

in City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

“Navigating the City Interior” demonstrates that when Tang narratives follow their examinee-protagonists into the city walls of Chang’an, the liminal status of the protagonists becomes imbricated ... More


Introduction

Linda Rui Feng

in City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction explains the important relationship between Chang’an and Tang literati writers, arguing that they serve as intermediary between the city and text. It gives a brief contextualized ... More


Improvisation: The Transformation of Regional Buddhist Cultures in Southern China

Benjamin Brose

in Patrons and Patriarchs: Regional Rulers and Chan Monks during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853815
eISBN:
9780824868147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853815.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 examines how the Tang–Five Dynasties transition impacted Buddhist monastics, their traditions, and regional religious cultures. With the onset of the Five Dynasties, just as some southern ... More


“The Brilliant Teaching Turned toward the Tang Empire”: The Christian Presence in China Between 635 and 845

Matteo Nicolini-Zani

in The Luminous Way to the East: Texts and History of the First Encounter of Christianity with China

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197609644
eISBN:
9780197609675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197609644.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Chinese Christian texts produced in the Tang dynasty can be read only against the political, cultural, and religious background in which the Christian communities lived in the Chinese Tang ... More


Introduction: Cheng Xuanying’s Life, Times, and Philosophy

in The Daode jing Commentary of Cheng Xuanying: Daoism, Buddhism, and the Laozi in the Tang Dynasty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190876456
eISBN:
9780190876494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876456.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introduction offers a short biography of Cheng Xuanying, a discussion of the historical and political context of Daoism in early medieval China in the capital Chang’an with special focus on the ... More


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