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The Resource Toward a modern Chinese Buddhism : Taixu's reforms, Don. A. Pittman

Toward a modern Chinese Buddhism : Taixu's reforms, Don. A. Pittman

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Toward a modern Chinese Buddhism : Taixu's reforms
Title
Toward a modern Chinese Buddhism
Title remainder
Taixu's reforms
Statement of responsibility
Don. A. Pittman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Venerable Master Taixu (1890-1947) is the most important and controversial Chinese Buddhist reformer of the twentieth century. Viewed as dangerously rash by conservative Buddhists, irrelevant by secular humanists, and spiritually misguided by Christian missionaries, Taixu was nevertheless committed to forging a socially engaged form of Buddhism and to organizing a Buddhist mission in the West. His bold and inventive "Buddhist revolution" continues to shape aspects of a revitalized Buddhism in East Asia and around the world. The present volume is the first major study in English to focus on the charismatic reformer and his teachings and provides a comprehensive and absorbing interpretation of Taixu's aims and the divisive controversies that surrounded him. This nuanced work is documented with quotations from Taixu's own writings and from various Chinese intellectuals and evangelists of the period." "As the most politically involved of all the Buddhist leaders in the Republican period, Taixu sought to present Mahayana Buddhism as the core of a new Chinese culture and the only adequate foundation for a truly global civilization. Distancing himself from those masters who focused on otherworldly paradises and stressed dependence on celestial buddhas and bodhisattvas, he emphasized what could actually be accomplished in this world through the work of thousands of living bodhisattvas dedicated to building a pure land here and now. A realist who acknowledged the complexities of the human condition in an increasingly interdependent and violent world, Taixu was also a utopian who tried to imagine how Buddhists could begin to realize their ultimate ideals - ideals that in fact lay beyond the preservation of institutional Buddhism itself." "Students of Buddhism, Chinese religion, contemporary Chinese history and culture, and Taiwan studies will welcome this study of a crucially important and intriguingly complex individual whose life encapsulates many of the forces and possibilities apparent within Chinese Buddhism in the contemporary world."--Jacket
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pittman, Don Alvin
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taixu
  • Taixu
  • Taixu
  • Buddhist renewal
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Buddhist renewal
  • China
  • Renouveau du bouddhisme
  • Monachisme et ordres religieux bouddhiques
  • Chine
  • Chine
  • Bouddhisme
  • Moines bouddhistes
  • Philosophie bouddhique
Label
Toward a modern Chinese Buddhism : Taixu's reforms, Don. A. Pittman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-378) 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: In Search of a New Buddhism
  • Defending the Dharma in a Revolutionary Age
  • The Sound of the Tide for a New China
  • An Ecumenical Vision for Global Mission
  • Mahayana and the Modern World
  • A Creative Recovery of Tradition
  • Taixu's Legacy
Control code
ocn878797737
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 389 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865269
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824865269
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p8hv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878797737
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
Toward a modern Chinese Buddhism : Taixu's reforms, Don. A. Pittman
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-378) 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: In Search of a New Buddhism
  • Defending the Dharma in a Revolutionary Age
  • The Sound of the Tide for a New China
  • An Ecumenical Vision for Global Mission
  • Mahayana and the Modern World
  • A Creative Recovery of Tradition
  • Taixu's Legacy
Control code
ocn878797737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 389 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865269
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824865269
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p8hv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878797737
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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