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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


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


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


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


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