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The Resource Out of the cloister : literati perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China, 960-1279, Mark Halperin

Out of the cloister : literati perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China, 960-1279, Mark Halperin

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Out of the cloister : literati perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China, 960-1279
Title
Out of the cloister
Title remainder
literati perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China, 960-1279
Statement of responsibility
Mark Halperin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The intense piety of late T'ang essays on Buddhism by literati has helped earn the T'ang its title of the "golden age of Chinese Buddhism." In contrast, the Sung is often seen as an age in which the literati distanced themselves from Buddhism. This study of Sung devotional texts shows, however, that many literati participated in intra-Buddhist debates. Others were drawn to Buddhism because of its power, which found expression and reinforcement in its ties with the state. For some, monasteries were extravagant houses of worship that reflected the corruption of the age; for others, the sacrifice and industry demanded by such projects were exemplars worthy of emulation. Finally, Buddhist temples could evoke highly personal feelings of filial piety and nostalgia. This book demonstrates that representations of Buddhism by lay people underwent a major change during the T'ang-Sung transition. These changes built on basic transformations within the Buddhist and classicist traditions and sometimes resulted in the use of Buddhism and Buddhist temples as frames of reference to evaluate aspects of lay society. Buddhism, far from being pushed to the margins of Chinese culture, became even more a part of everyday elite Chinese life."--Publisher's website
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halperin, Mark
Dewey number
294.30951/09021
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ626
LC item number
.H35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asian monographs
Series volume
272
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • China
Label
Out of the cloister : literati perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China, 960-1279, Mark Halperin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-350) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Views from the T'ang -- Protecting the Dharma -- Imperial shrines -- Deplorable displays and edifying exempla -- Personal matters
Control code
67392865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 364 pages
Isbn
9780674022652
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674022652
System control number
(OCoLC)67392865
Label
Out of the cloister : literati perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China, 960-1279, Mark Halperin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Views from the T'ang -- Protecting the Dharma -- Imperial shrines -- Deplorable displays and edifying exempla -- Personal matters
Control code
67392865
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 364 pages
Isbn
9780674022652
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780674022652
System control number
(OCoLC)67392865

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