Lives of the Nuns: Biographies of Chinese Buddhist Nuns from the Fourth to Sixth Centuries

Lives of the Nuns: Biographies of Chinese Buddhist Nuns from the Fourth to Sixth Centuries

by Kathryn Ann Tsai, Baochang, Pao-Ch'ang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824815416

ISBN-13: 9780824815417

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

This book contains the biographies of 65 Chinese women who were Buddhist monks in early China. It is a great read for anyone interested in Buddhism or women in religion.  See more details below

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This book contains the biographies of 65 Chinese women who were Buddhist monks in early China. It is a great read for anyone interested in Buddhism or women in religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824815417
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Table of Dynasties and Kingdoms13
Map of Places in Biographies14
Shih Pao-ch'ang's Preface to Lives of the Nuns15
1The Chin Dynasty (265-317 / 317-420)17
2The Sung Dynasty (420-479)36
3The Ch'i Dynasty (479-502)67
4The Liang Dynasty (502-557)87
Appendix A: The Text107
Appendix B: The Manatta Ritual112
Notes113
Chinese Character Glossary of Names, Terms, and Titles155
Bibliography169
Index181

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