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The Chinese transformation of Buddhism

by Kenneth Kuan Sheng Ch"en

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


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StatementKenneth K. S. Ch"en.
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Open LibraryOL21623159M
ISBN 10069107187X

Selected Translations of Miao Yun Teachings in Chinese Buddhism Teachings in Chinese Buddhism. 2 EDITOR’S NOTE Venerable Yin Shun’s expertise and writings in Buddhism have been widely acknowledged by the Chinese Buddhists this (Book of the Preservation of Solidarity Master)], which refer to medicines File Size: KB. Chinese Transformation of Buddhism by Kenneth K. S. Ch'en starting at $ Chinese Transformation of Buddhism has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

Buddhism (bŏŏd´Ĭzəm), religion and philosophy founded in India c BC by Siddhartha Gautama, called the are over million Buddhists worldwide. One of the great world religions, it is divided into two main schools: the Theravada or Hinayana in Sri Lanka and SE Asia, and the Mahayana in China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan.   The tradition of Chan Buddhism—more popularly known as Zen—has been romanticized throughout its history. In this book, John R. McRae shows how modern critical techniques, supported by recent manuscript discoveries, make possible a more skeptical, accurate, and—ultimately—productive assessment of Chan lineages, teaching, fundraising practices, and social :

ond research volume on eighth-century Chan Buddhism, provisionally entitled Zen Evangelist: Shenhui (–), Sudden Enlightenment, and the Southern School of Chinese Chan Buddhism (forthcoming from the Uni-versity of Hawai‘i Press, under the auspices of the Kuroda Institute). Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen BradfordAuthor: Mark Siderits.


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