Coverart for item
The Resource Eminent nuns : women Chan masters of seventeenth-century China, Beata Grant

Eminent nuns : women Chan masters of seventeenth-century China, Beata Grant

Label
Eminent nuns : women Chan masters of seventeenth-century China
Title
Eminent nuns
Title remainder
women Chan masters of seventeenth-century China
Statement of responsibility
Beata Grant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although Buddhist nuns have been a continuous presence in Chinese culture since early medieval times and the subject of numerous scholarly studies, this book is one of the first not only to provide a detailed view of their activities at one particular moment in time (the seventeenth century), but also to be based largely on the writings and self-representations of Buddhist nuns themselves. This perspective is made possible by the preservation of collections of "discourse records" (yulu) of seven officially designated female Chan masters in a seventeenth-century printing of the Chinese Buddhist Canon rarely used in English-language scholarship. The collections contain records of religious sermons and exchanges, letters, prose pieces, and poems, as well as biographical and autobiographical accounts of various kinds. Supplemental sources by Chan monks and male literati from the same region and period make a detailed re-creation of the lives of these eminent nuns possible
Action
digitized
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, Beata
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Monastic and religious life (Zen Buddhism)
  • Zen Buddhism
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Buddhist nuns
  • Monastic and religious life (Zen Buddhism)
  • Zen Buddhism
  • China
  • Zen-Buddhismus
  • Nonne
  • China
Label
Eminent nuns : women Chan masters of seventeenth-century China, Beata Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: seventeenth-century texts and contexts -- Images of nuns in the writings of seventeenth-century monks -- The making of a woman Chan master: Qiyuan Xinggang -- Qiyuan Xinggang as abbess, dharma teacher, and religious exemplar -- Passing on the lamp: the dharma successors of Qiyuan Xinggang -- From Hengzhou to Hangzhou: Jizong Xingche -- From wise mother to Chan master: Baochi Jizong -- Reviving the worlds of literary Chan: Zukui Jifu -- From Beijing to Jiangnan: Ziyong Chengru
Control code
ocn603901726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441619761
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vfpk
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)603901726
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
Eminent nuns : women Chan masters of seventeenth-century China, Beata Grant
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the stage: seventeenth-century texts and contexts -- Images of nuns in the writings of seventeenth-century monks -- The making of a woman Chan master: Qiyuan Xinggang -- Qiyuan Xinggang as abbess, dharma teacher, and religious exemplar -- Passing on the lamp: the dharma successors of Qiyuan Xinggang -- From Hengzhou to Hangzhou: Jizong Xingche -- From wise mother to Chan master: Baochi Jizong -- Reviving the worlds of literary Chan: Zukui Jifu -- From Beijing to Jiangnan: Ziyong Chengru
Control code
ocn603901726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 241 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441619761
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62vfpk
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)603901726
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.

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...