Buddhism in the Sung

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This volume is the first extended scholarly treatment of Buddhism in the Sung to be published in a Western language. It focuses largely on elite figures, elite traditions, and interactions among Buddhists and literati, although some of the book's essays touch on ways in which elite traditions both responded to and helped shape more popular forms of lay practice and piety. All of the chapters in one way or another deal with the two most important elite traditions within Sung Buddhism: Ch'an and T'ien-t'ai.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824826819
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Studies in East Asian Buddhism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 660
  • Sales rank: 1,115,447
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Conventions
Ch. 1 The Vitality of Buddhism in the Sung 1
Ch. 2 A Buddhist Response to the Confucian Revival: Tsan-ning and the Debate over Wen in the Early Sung 21
Ch. 3 Ko-wu or Kung-an? Practice, Realization, and Teaching in the Thought of Chang Chiu-ch'eng 62
Ch. 4 Silent Illumination, Kung-an Introspection, and the Competition for Lay Patronage in Sung Dynasty Ch'an 109
Ch. 5 Images of Women in Ch'an Buddhist Literature of the Sung Period 148
Ch. 6 Miao-tao and Her Teacher Ta-hui 188
Ch. 7 Sung Controversies Concerning the "Separate Transmission" of Ch'an 220
Ch. 8 Elite and Clergy in Northern Sung Hang-chou: A Convergence of Interest 295
Ch. 9 Protocols of Power: Tz'u-yun Tsun-shih (964-1032) and T'ien-t'ai Lay Buddhist Ritual in the Sung 340
Ch. 10 Chih-li (960-1028) and the Crisis of T'ien-t'ai Buddhism in the Early Sung 409
Ch. 11 What Is the Buddha Looking At? The Importance of Intersubjectivity in the T'ien-t'ai Tradition as Understood by Chih-li 442
Ch. 12 T'ien-t'ai Pure Land Societies and the Creation of the Pure Land Patriarchate 477
Ch. 13 From Local History to Universal History: The Construction of the Sung T'ien-t'ai Lineage 524
Glossary of Names 577
Glossary of Terms 588
Glossary of Texts 598
Contributors 605
Index 607
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