Buddhist Monks And Business Matters

Buddhist Monks And Business Matters

by Gregory Schopen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824827740

ISBN-13: 9780824827748

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Schopen (East Asian languages and cultures, U. of California-Los Angeles) provides a second collection of essays, all but one of the 14 published in various places between 1994 and 2001. Among the topics he explores are lending on interest, dead monks and bad debts, the monastic ownership of servants or slaves, and the Buddhist occupation of early burial sites in…  See more details below

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Schopen (East Asian languages and cultures, U. of California-Los Angeles) provides a second collection of essays, all but one of the 14 published in various places between 1994 and 2001. Among the topics he explores are lending on interest, dead monks and bad debts, the monastic ownership of servants or slaves, and the Buddhist occupation of early burial sites in India. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827748
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Studies in the Buddhist Traditions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
IThe Good Monk and His Money in a Buddhist Monasticism of "the Mahayana Period"1
IIArt, Beauty, and the Business of Running a Buddhist Monastery in Early Northwest India19
IIIDoing Business for the Lord: Lending on Interest and Written Loan Contracts in the Mulasarvastivada-vinaya45
IVDeaths, Funerals, and the Division of Property in a Monastic Code91
VDead Monks and Bad Debts: Some Provisions of a Buddhist Monastic Inheritance Law122
VIMonastic Law Meets the Real World: A Monk's Continuing Right to Inherit Family Property in Classical India170
VIIThe Monastic Ownership of Servants or Slaves: Local and Legal Factors in the Redactional History of Two Vinayas193
VIIIThe Lay Ownership of Monasteries and the Role of the Monk in Mulasarvastivadin Monasticism219
IXMarking Time in Buddhist Monasteries: On Calendars, Clocks, and Some Liturgical Practices260
XRitual Rights and Bones of Contention: More on Monastic Funerals and Relics in the Mulasarvastivada-vinaya285
XIThe Suppression of Nuns and the Ritual Murder of Their Special Dead in Two Buddhist Monastic Codes329
XIIImmigrant Monks and the Protohistorical Dead: The Buddhist Occupation of Early Burial Sites in India360
XIIIWhat's in a Name: The Religious Function of the Early Donative Inscriptions382
XIVIf You Can't Remember, How to Make It Up: Some Monastic Rules for Redacting Canonical Texts395
Index of Archaeological Sites of Texts409
Index of Texts411
Index of Subjects415

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