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The Record of Hongzhi and the Recorded Sayings Literature of Song-Dynasty Chan

Morten Schlütter

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:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers an analysis of the “recorded sayings” genre of Zen literature by focusing on the Chan master Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157), a well-known Song dynasty Zen teacher around whom an ... More


The Buddhist School of Principle and the Early Song Intellectual Terrain

Albert Welter

in Yongming Yanshou’s Conception of Chan in the Zongjing lu: A Special Transmission Within the Scriptures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199760312
eISBN:
9780199897322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760312.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses Yongming Yanshou’s impact on Buddhism and Song intellectual life by repositioning Yanshou as an advocate of a Buddhist School of Principle. It challenges Zhu Xi’s reduction of ... More


The Ascendance of the Imprint in China

Joseph McDermott

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of imprint in China. It questions the univocal account of printing during the Song dynasty and attempts to determine when the imprint eventually replaced the ... More


On the Edge of Empire: Han–Yuan Sha Po

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

in Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208982
eISBN:
9789888313952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 6 explores the contrasting evidence for activity spanning the Han, Six Dynasties–Tang, and Song–Yuan periods at Sha Po. The study of structural remains and artefactual evidence associated ... More


Climax Paradigm: Cultural Polarities and Patterns of Self-Cultivation in Song-Dynasty Chan

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/9780520237971.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the Song dynasty (960–1279), Chinese Chan Buddhism reached something of a climax paradigm (conceptual configuration by which Chan was described in written texts, practiced by its adherents, and, ... More


Negotiating Rites in Imperial China: The Case of Northern Song Court Ritual Debates From 1034 to 1093

Christian Meyer

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter is based on a thorough examination of numerous materials of official court documents concerning prominent cases of “ritual debates” in the middle period of the Northern Song dynasty ... More


Flying Money and Capitalist Monks

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

By the Medieval Era, the Far East had not only caught up with Christian and Islamic civilization but, at least in commercial terms, had surpassed both. From the invention of fiduciary (or paper) ... More


The Song Transformation of Chinese Religious Culture

Richard von Glahn

in The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The rise of the Song dynasty was accompanied by epochal changes in all aspects of Chinese society and culture, changes that reshaped religious life. The vernacular religious universe on the eve of ... More


Reintegration: The North Prevails

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/9780824853815.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The sixth and final chapter begins with a sketch of sa?gha-state relations in northern China over the course of the Five Dynasties and then explores the effects of the Five Dynasties–Song transition ... More


Evil Dragon, Golden Rodent, Sleek Hound: The Evolution of Soushan Tu Paintings in the Northern Song Period

Carmelita Hinton

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In soushan tu paintings, a seated deity commands ferocious soldiers who search wooded mountains to expel demons in animal forms. It is commonly believed that soushan tu originated from legends of ... More


Gender and Entertainment at the Song Court

Beverly Bossler

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The extraordinary story of Emperor Zhenzong and Empress Liu reveals much about the interaction of gender, pleasure, and power at the Chinese court. Although Empress Liu was unusually successful in ... More


No Scientific Revolution in Medicine

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0062
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the scientific revolution in medicine in the centuries following the decline of the Song dynasty to the end of the empire in 1912. There were a couple of initiatives, but ... More


Dōgen Zen and Song Dynasty China

Ishii Shūdō and Albert Welter

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/9780199754465.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the relationship between Dōgen's thought and that of leading Song Chan thinkers of the Caodong (Sōtō) and Linji (Rinzai) lineages, particularly the intense rivalry between the ... More


Official Recognition of Chan Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty

Albert Welter

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the history of the official recognition of Chan Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty, or the period from 618 to 906. It reviews two partisan debates related to the Chan ... More


Chan Transmission Records and Factional Motives in the Tang Dynasty

Albert Welter

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the factional motives in the Chan Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty using transmission records. It reviews early Chan transmission records that exposes the rise of ... More


Neo-Confucianism and the Advent of a “Confucian Society”

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on two crucial developments in Song China: the rise of Neo-Confucianism and the expansion of the civil-service examination. These developments led to the disappearance of the ... More


Chinese Historiography in the Age of Maturity, 960–1368

Charles Hartman

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter looks at how the Song dynasty (960–1279) reconsolidated central power and eliminated the provincial regimes that had developed in the wake of Tang decentralization. During the first ... More


Baijie’s Background: Religion and Representation in the Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms

Megan Bryson

in Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799546
eISBN:
9781503600454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799546.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter one goes back to the Nanzhao (649-903) and Dali kingdoms (937-1253) to understand the broader context in which the Buddhist Baijie arose. It shows that though Nanzhao and Dali rulers adopted ... More


Zen and the Art of Fund-raising: Religious Vitality and Institutional Dominance in the Song Dynasty

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/9780520237971.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the art of fundraising as practiced within the Chan tradition. It explains how the encounter model of Chan religious praxis worked as a public ideology, how Chan responded to ... More


Looking at Lineage: A Fresh Perspective on Chan Buddhism

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/9780520237971.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Whenever we pretend to explain Chan in terms of lineal successions from one great master to another, we run the risk of committing the “string of pearls” fallacy, in which the evolution of Chan ... More


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