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A “Villain-Monk” Brought Down by a Villein-General: A Forgotten Page in Tang Monastic Warfare and State-Saṃgha Relations

Jinhua Chen

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

Through a case study of a little-known monk, Faya 法雅‎ (?-629), a favourite of Gaozu who played an active role in the defense of the newly-founded Tang against Turk encroachments, this essay attempts ... More


Martial Monks without Borders: Was Sinseong a Traitor or Did He Open the Gate to a Pan-Asian Buddhist Realm?

Kelly Carlton

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

The once formidable Korean kingdom of Goguryeo fell to invading Tang China after a Buddhist monk-general, Sinseong 信誠‎, furtively opened the gate to its besieged capital from within. Sinseong’s ... More


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