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Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A monumental work in the history of religion, the history of the book, the study of politics, and bibliographical research, this volume follows the making of the Chinese Buddhist canon from the ... More


Chanyuan qinggui and Other “Rules of Purity” in Chinese Buddhism

T. Griffith Foulk

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay examines an entire class of Zen literature, the so called qinggui (J. shingi) or “rules of purity.” It demonstrates that the qinggui is actually several genres, some written to regulate ... More


Introduction: Rethinking Ritual Practice in Zen Buddhism

Dale S. Wright

in Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Theory in Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304671
eISBN:
9780199866861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304671.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The ritual dimension of the Zen tradition in East Asia took the particular shape that it did primarily by means of thorough absorption of two different cultural legacies in China, one—the Confucian ... More


Introduction: Toward a History of South China Sea Buddhism

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

in Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction sets out the purpose of the book, which is to study Chinese Buddhist migration in the twentieth century, highlighting the connected history of Buddhist communities in China and ... More


The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Erik Hammerstrom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists embraced scientific ... More


Science and Medicine in Chinese History

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses Chinese Taoism and Buddhism that contrast very sharply with the Judeo-Christian tradition. It argues that it was largely their continued possession of religious writings that ... More


Coda: Monks in Motion

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

in Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The preceding chapters have explored the histories of Chinese Buddhist migration, settlement, integration, and networks in the twentieth century. As noted in the introduction, there are two main ... More


Monks in Motion: Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea

Jack Meng-Tat Chia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190090975
eISBN:
9780190091002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090975.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chinese Buddhists have never remained stationary. They have always been on the move. Why did Buddhist monks migrate from China to Southeast Asia? How did they participate in transregional Buddhist ... More


Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Albert Welter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Chan (Zen in Japanese) school of Chinese Buddhism began when, in the 7th century, a small religious community gathered around a Buddhist monk named Hongren. Over the centuries, Chan Buddhism grew ... More


Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Chün-fang Yü

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The term “revival” has been used to describe the resurgent vitality of Buddhism in Taiwan. Particularly impressive is the quality and size of the nun's order: Taiwanese nuns today are highly educated ... More


Barth and Universal Salvation: A Mahayana Buddhist Perspective

Pan-chiu Lai

in Karl Barth and Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284603
eISBN:
9780823286102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284603.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Pan-chiu Lai takes up the question of universal salvation in Barth, in conversation particularly with Chinese Buddhism, which recognizes a variety of entrances or “dharma-gates” to salvation. After ... More


Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Beverley McGuire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168021
eISBN:
9780231537773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ouyi Zhixu (1599–1655) was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such ... More


Representing Childhood in Chinese Buddhism: The Sujati Jataka in Text and Image

Winston Kyan

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Pictorial and textual representations of the Sujati Jataka in medieval China illustrate more than the perfection of generosity that is the central message in numerous jataka tales; the specific ... More


Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The truth of Chan Buddhism—better known as “Zen”—is regularly said to be beyond language, and yet Chan authors—medieval and modern—produced an enormous quantity of literature over the centuries. To ... More


The Tantric Teachings and Rituals of the True Buddha School: The Chinese Transformation of Vajrayāna Buddhism

Tam Wai Lun

in Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199763689
eISBN:
9780190459451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763689.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter aims to explore how the Tantric teaching of a new Buddhist school called the True Buddha School has changed and adapted itself in a Chinese context. The founder of the school, Lu ... More


Introduction Why Study Nuns?

Chün-Fang Yü

in Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the spiritual lives of Buddhist nuns at the Incense Light community in contemporary Taiwan. Taiwanese nuns today are highly educated and greatly outnumber monks, characteristics ... 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


Over the Borderline: Integrating Religion Approaches

Ira Helderman

in Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter surveys clinicians’ integrating religion approaches to Buddhist traditions. Here psychotherapists seek to incorporate Buddhist and psychotherapeutic elements in such a way that both ... More


Conclusion: Remembrances of Futures Past

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The conclusion summarizes the monograph’s findings, retracing the reimagining of the cult of Maitreya, its origins in Taixu’s encounter with anarchism, and its decline and subsequent revival. It then ... More


Variations for New Themes: Liturgical Transitions in the Major Buddhist Festivals in Taiwan

Pi-yen Chen

in Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199737642
eISBN:
9780190490133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737642.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Chinese Buddhism retains several holidays that demonstrate the connection of Buddhist tradition to its ancient Indian origins, including celebrations for the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha and the end of ... More


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