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Conceiving the Indian Buddhist patriarchs in China

Author: Stuart H Young
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2015.
Series: Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 24.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study sutiates the medieval Chinese hagiographies of Asvaghoa, Nagarjuna, and Aryadeva in the context of Chinese religion, culture, and society of the time. It examines these sources not as windows into ancient Indian history but as valuable records of medieval Chinese efforts to define models of Buddhist sanctity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Young, Stuart H., 1974-
Conceiving the Indian Buddhist patriarchs in China.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014031133
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart H Young
ISBN: 9780824854287 0824854284
OCLC Number: 905734272
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Buddhist sainthood in dharmic history --
An Indian lineage severed --
Salvation in writing and the annex of Indian Buddhism --
Nagarjuna divine and the alchemy of hagiography --
An Indian silkworm god in China --
Buddhist saints to bridge the Sino-Indian divide.
Series Title: Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 24.
Responsibility: Stuart H. Young.
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This study is the first attempt to situate the medieval Chinese hagiographies of Asvaghoa, Nagarjuna, and Aryadeva in the context of Chinese religion, culture, and society of the time. It examines  Read more...

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