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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


“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


“The Scriptures Were Translated”: The First Christian Texts in Chinese

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/9780197609644.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the reader to the Chinese Christian documents produced during the Tang dynasty: (1) the inscription engraved on the 781 Christian eulogistic stele found in Xi’an in 1623, with ... More


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