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by Kenneth Kuan Sheng Ch'en


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When Buddhism was introduced into China at about the beginning of the Christian era, the Chinese were captivated at first by its overpowering world view.

When Buddhism was introduced into China at about the beginning of the Christian era, the Chinese were captivated at first by its overpowering world view.

Chinese Tranformation of Buddhism book. To demonstrate how the Chinese transformed Buddhism the author investigates its role in the ethical, political, literary, educational, and social life of the Chinese. Buddhism was able to gain a wide following by accommodating itself to Chinese ethical practices.

Chinese Tranformation of Buddhism. Kenneth kuan sheng ch’en . Series: Princeton Legacy Library. Book Description: When Buddhism was introduced into China at about the beginning of the Christian era, the Chinese were captivated at first by its overpowering world view.

Kenneth Kuan Sheng Ch'en8 de março de 2015. US$ 49,95 E-book por US$ 39,46. When Buddhism was introduced into China at about the beginning of the Christian era, the Chinese were captivated at first by its overpowering world view. Princeton University Press. Consequently, Buddhism in China has usually been discussed in terms of the Indianization of Chinese life and thought, but Kenneth Ch'en shows that as Indian ideas were gaining ground the Chinese were choosing among them and modifying them to fit their situation.

temples and popular Buddhism - The schools of Buddhism in China. by Kenneth Kuan Sheng Ch'en. To demonstrate how the Chinese transformed Buddhism the author investigates its role in the ethical, political, literary, educational, and social life of the Chinese

Chinese Tranformation of Buddhism.

The Four Buddhist Persecutions in China was the wholesale suppression of Buddhism carried out on four occasions from the 5th through the 10th century by four Chinese emperors.

Shortly after the introduction of Buddhism to China, monks gave up begging and it was replaced by visiting the monasteries .

Shortly after the introduction of Buddhism to China, monks gave up begging and it was replaced by visiting the monasteries to make altar offerings, usually in the form of produce, or offering the monks part of the harvest when they performed a religious service. C. The general development of the Chinese Buddhism Kenneth Ch‘en pointed out the 4 stages of the development of Chinese Buddhism in his book, Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey : 1) Introduction, 2) Growth and Domestication, 3) Maturity and Acceptance, (Tang) 4) Decline, (Sung and the period after Sung) The reasons of Chen regarding Sung and the period after Sung as the. Kenneth Kuan Sheng Ch'en

Chinese Tranformation of Buddhism. Kenneth Kuan Sheng Ch'en. Related Podcast Episodes. Following the endowment of the Sheng Yen Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies, the Sheng Yen Education Foundation and the Chung Hua Institute of Buddhist Studies in Taiwan jointly endowed a publication series, the Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Studies, at Columbia University Press. Its purpose is to publish monographs containing new scholarship and English translations of classical texts in Chinese Buddhism. Scholars of Chinese Buddhism have traditionally approached the subject through philology, philosophy, and history.

When Buddhism was introduced into China at about the beginning of the Christian era, the Chinese were captivated at first by its overpowering world view. Consequently, Buddhism in China has usually been discussed in terms of the Indianization of Chinese life and thought, but Kenneth Ch'en shows that as Indian ideas were gaining ground the Chinese were choosing among them and modifying them to fit their situation.

To demonstrate how the Chinese transformed Buddhism the author investigates its role in the ethical, political, literary, educational, and social life of the Chinese. Buddhism was able to gain a wide following by accommodating itself to Chinese ethical practices. The Buddhist monastic community submitted to the jurisdiction of the state and the monasteries also became integrated into the economic life of the empire through their ownership of land and their operation of industrial and commercial enterprises. Through an analysis of the work of a representative Chinese poet the author reveals the ways in which Buddhism came to be reflected in the literary life of China. Finally, he explores the methods used by the Buddhists to popularize their religion.

Originally published in 1973.

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The Chinese Tranformation of Buddhism download epub
World
Author: Kenneth Kuan Sheng Ch'en
ISBN: 069107187X
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press; 1st edition (April 21, 1973)
Pages: 345 pages