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Making saints in modern China

Author: David Ownby; Vincent Goossaert
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each chapter of this book offers a biography of a religious leader and a detailed discussion of his or her rise to sainthood over the course of China's twentieth century. Throughout, emphasis is on the creative and largely successful strategies deployed in the face of state indifference or hostility.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Making saints in modern China.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015049041
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ownby; Vincent Goossaert
ISBN: 9780190494575 0190494573
OCLC Number: 964298633
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. The Charismatic Monk and the Chanting Masses : Master Yinguang and His Pure Land Revival Movement --
2. Zhang Yuanxu : The Making and Unmaking of a Daoist Saint --
3. Chan Master Xuyun : The Embodiment of an Ideal, The Transmission of a Model --
4. Duan Zhengyuan and the Moral Studies Society : "Religionized Confucianism" during the Republican Period --
5. Two Turns in the Life of Master Hongyi, A Buddhist Monk in Twentieth-century. 6. Yiguandao's Patriarch Zhang Tianran : Hagiography, Deification, and Production of Charisma in a Modern Religious Organization --
7. Sainthood, Science, and Politics : The Life of Li Yujie, Founder of the Tiandijiao --
8. Subtle Erudition and Compassionate Devotion : Longlian, "The Most Outstanding Bhiksuni" in Modern China --
9. Comrade Zhao Puchu : Bodhisattva under the Red Flag --
10. The "New Clothes" of Sainthood in China : The Case of Nan Huaijin --
11. Jingkong : From Universal Saint to Sectarian Saint --
12. Ren Fajiu : ALiving Daoist Immortal in the People's Republic?
Responsibility: edited by David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, Ji Zhe.

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