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The Resource Burning for the Buddha : self-immolation in Chinese Buddhism, James A. Benn

Burning for the Buddha : self-immolation in Chinese Buddhism, James A. Benn

Label
Burning for the Buddha : self-immolation in Chinese Buddhism
Title
Burning for the Buddha
Title remainder
self-immolation in Chinese Buddhism
Statement of responsibility
James A. Benn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Burning for the Buddha: Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhism is the first book-length study of the theory and practice of "abandoning the body" (self-immolation) in Chinese Buddhism. Although largely ignored by conventional scholarship, the acts of self-immolators (which included not only burning the body but also being devoured by wild animals, drowning oneself, and self-mummification, among others) form an enduring part of the religious tradition and provide a new perspective on the multifarious dimensions of Buddhist practice in China from the early medieval period to the present time. This book examines the hagiographical accounts of all those who made offerings of their own bodies and places them in historical, social, cultural, and doctrinal context."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benn, James A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Kuroda Institute studies in East Asian Buddhism
Series volume
no. 19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-immolation
  • Self-immolation
  • Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Buddhism
  • Self-immolation
  • China
  • Buddhismus
  • Selbstverbrennung
  • China
  • Selbstbeschädigung
  • Askese
  • Mahajana
  • China
  • Buddhism
Label
Burning for the Buddha : self-immolation in Chinese Buddhism, James A. Benn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Kuroda Institute book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-345) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Mounting the smoke with glittering colors": self-immolation in early medieval China -- The Lotus Sūtra, auto-cremation, and the indestructible tongue -- Saṃgha and the state: the power(s) of self-immolation -- Is self-immolation a "good practice"? Yongming Yanshou on relinquishing the body -- Local heroes in a fragmenting empire: self-immolation in the late Tang and five dynasties -- One thousand years of self-immolation -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn256467719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861735
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861735
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6681rn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256467719
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Burning for the Buddha : self-immolation in Chinese Buddhism, James A. Benn
Publication
Note
"A Kuroda Institute book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-345) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Mounting the smoke with glittering colors": self-immolation in early medieval China -- The Lotus Sūtra, auto-cremation, and the indestructible tongue -- Saṃgha and the state: the power(s) of self-immolation -- Is self-immolation a "good practice"? Yongming Yanshou on relinquishing the body -- Local heroes in a fragmenting empire: self-immolation in the late Tang and five dynasties -- One thousand years of self-immolation -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn256467719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861735
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861735
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6681rn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256467719
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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