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Introduction

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter briefly explains some of the forces that drove Chinese Buddhists to engage with modern science in the early twentieth century. Buddhists’ efforts, and the book itself, are conceptually ... More


The Historical Context

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book argues that the most important period for Chinese Buddhists engagement with modern science occurred in the ten years between 1923 and 1932. This chapter lays out the historical context for ... More


The Nature of Mind

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Explores Buddhists’ use of Consciousness-Only thought to critique and supplement modern psychology. This argument was primarily produced by members of the “Wuchang School,” which the book argues is a ... More


Mobilizing Youth

STEPHEN R. MacKINNON

in Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the mobilization of students and youth—a key concern for political leaders and intellectuals alike. More than anyone, student refugees embodied the Wuhan spirit, volunteering as ... More


“A Nation Cannot Rise above Its Women”: The Social Gospel at St. Hilda’s School for Girls, Wuchang, China, 1929–1937

Judith Liu

in Christian Women in Chinese Society: The Anglican Story

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9789888455928
eISBN:
9789888455379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455928.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Founded in 1875 originally as the Jane Bohlen School for Girls in Wuchang, Hubei Province, St. Hilda’s would become known as a Christian “oasis” in Central China. Behind the school’s compound walls, ... More


The Daily Grind (1910–1912)

Shiona Airlie

in Scottish Mandarin: The Life and Times of Sir Reginald Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139569
eISBN:
9789888180134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139569.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Johnston returned to his office in Weihai at that time opium smoking and derived problems flooded. He left service later due to unpleasant cooperation with Robert Walter, then he started another book ... More


Yogācāra and Science in the 1920s: The Wuchang School’s Approach to Modern Mind Science

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199358120
eISBN:
9780199358205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter demonstrates that “modern mind science” (psychology) was a major topic to which Buddhist writers in the 1920s applied. The study focuses on the “Wuchang School”: the circle of students ... More


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