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Chinese esoteric Buddhism : Amoghavajra, the ruling elite, and the emergence of a tradition

Author: Geoffrey C Goble
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Series: Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chinese Esoteric Buddhism is generally held to have been established as a distinct Buddhist school in eighth-century China. Geoffrey C. Goble provides an innovative account of the tradition's emergence that sheds new light on the structures and traditions that shaped its institutionalization, with a focus on Amoghavajra (704-774).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goble, Geoffrey C.
Chinese esoteric Buddhism.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019006611
Named Person: Amoghavajra; Amoghavajra
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Goble
ISBN: 0231550642 9780231550642
OCLC Number: 1099543349
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
Contents: The three great masters of Kaiyuan and the teaching of the five divisions --
Esoteric Buddhism in context: Tang imperial religion --
Esoteric Buddhism in context: the An Lushan rebellions and Tang war religion --
Amoghavajra and the ruling elite --
The institutional establishment of esoteric Buddhism --
The consolidation of Amoghavajra's legacy.
Series Title: Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Responsibility: Geoffrey C. Goble.
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