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Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Jiang Wu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book studies the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth‐century China. Focusing on a series of controversies, this book argues that the Chan revival was a systematic reinvention of Chan ideals ... More


 Explaining the Rise and Fall of Chan Buddhism

Jiang Wu

in Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explains the rise and fall of Chan Buddhism in the 17th century. The chapter shows that Chan Buddhism was revived through romantic imaginations of textual ideals and thus should be ... More


 The Yongzheng Emperor and Imperial Intervention

Jiang Wu

in Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the Yongzheng emperor's intervention in the first controversy. The emperor wrote a lengthy book to condemn Hanyue and to promote Miyun. It shows that Yongzheng practiced Chan ... More


Yongzheng Dynasty and Totalitarian Nostalgia

Ying Zhu

in TV Drama in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the ideological positioning of the revisionist Qing drama. Yongzheng Dynasty (Yongzheng wangchao, 1999), Kangxi Dynasty (Kangxi wangchao, 2001), and Qianlong Dynasty (Qianlong ... More


Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Norman A. Kutcher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297524
eISBN:
9780520969841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297524.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese eunuchs have long been an object of fascination, but shockingly little is known about them. Castrated so as to maintain the integrity of the imperial line by ensuring that any child born in ... More


Defining Gender Orthodoxy for a Multiethnic Empire

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese dynasties had for centuries issued awards for extraordinary virtue to the chaste and filial to provide exemplars for the moral cultivation of their subjects and to enhance their own image of ... More


Statecraft and Gender Order in the Qianlong Reign

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The state chastity cult constructed by Yongzheng was only one of many statecraft incarnations of the empire's civilizing ambitions. Its full political and cultural significance comes into focus when ... More


Ethnicity and the Miao Frontier in the Eighteenth Century

Donald S. Sutton

in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

When the Miao of the west Hunan/Guizhou border rose in revolt in 1795, the long decline of the Qing dynasty had already begun. The outsiders intruding in the early eighteenth century fell into three ... More


The Wheel-Turning King

Pamela Kyle Crossley

in A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215665
eISBN:
9780520928848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215665.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Over the long Qianlong reign, conquest came gradually to a close. The court in its later years made a conscious expression of its sense of completion, of apex, of perfection that transcended the very ... More


Eunuch Loyalties in the Yongzheng Emperor’s Troubled Succession

Norman A. Kutcher

in Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297524
eISBN:
9780520969841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297524.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the tumultuous succession to power of the Yongzheng emperor, and the role eunuchs played in it as foot soldiers and rumormongers. Eunuchs in the princely households of Yūnreng, ... More


Yongzheng’s Innovative Rules for Regulating Eunuchs

Norman A. Kutcher

in Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297524
eISBN:
9780520969841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297524.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Influenced by the succession struggle, Yongzheng set about creating a system for eunuch management that would keep eunuchs from having undue influence on the princes and their households. He worried ... More


Where Are the Authentic Monks?: The Bakufu’s Failed Attempts to Recruit Chinese Monks

Jiang Wu

in Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199393121
eISBN:
9780199393152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes a series of the bakufu’s attempts to reform Manpukuji and to recruit more Chinese monks to Japan. During the late seventeenth century, measures had been taken by senior ... More


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