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The science of Chinese Buddhism : early twentieth-century engagements

Author: Erik J Hammerstrom
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining dozens of previously unstudied writings from the Chinese Buddhist press, this book maps Buddhists' efforts to rethink their traditions through science in the initial decades of the twentieth century"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erik J Hammerstrom
ISBN: 9780231170345 0231170343 0231539584 9780231539586
OCLC Number: 893099262
Description: xi, 245 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The historical context --
Views on the physical universe --
Empiricism and the means for verification --
The nature of mind --
Ethics, science, and society --
Science and self-cultivation.
Series Title: Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Responsibility: Erik J. Hammerstrom.
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Using science as an ideological marker of modernity, Hammerstrom presents an astute discussion of the ongoing relationship, rhetorical and otherwise, between various understandings of Buddhism and Read more...

 
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