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The cultural practices of modern Chinese Buddhism : attuning the dharma

Author: Francesca Tarocco
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores Buddhism in China during the first half of the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the multifaceted dissemination of Buddhist-inspired cultural and social practices. Drawing on a diverse range of sources, including previously unstudied the experiences of important individuals such as the monk Hongyi and the artist Feng Zikai, demonstrating how they contributed to the creation of new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Tarocco
ISBN: 9780415375030 0415375037 9780415596176 0415596173
OCLC Number: 123818230
Description: xii, 183 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : modern Buddhist cultures --
The cultural practices of Buddhist modernity --
Shanghai Buddhism --
Vegetarian identities --
The esoteric fever --
Printing the dharma --
Buddhist canons --
Yang Wenhui --
Awakening the faith --
Buddhist books beyond China --
Shanghai Buddhist publishers and writers --
The Sanskrit Buddhism of Su Manshu --
Life and death in Feng Zikai's drawings --
The Buddhist periodical press --
Buddhism, religion and the nation --
Images of modern Buddhism --
The sound of modern Buddhism --
Li Shutong : from Shanghai to Tokyo, and back --
Li Shutong leaves home --
Songs of nationalism --
The power of song --
Hymns, anthems and songs --
Songs of modernity --
Buddhist songs --
Continuities and discontinuities --
Scientific gadgets : Buddhist radio and phonograph recordings --
Buddhist songs in the digital age.
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: Francesca Tarocco.
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Presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture. Focusing on the cultural side of Buddhism, this book balances studies in Buddhism as a whole. Drawing on scarcely analysed  Read more...

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'As a brief overview of the beginnings of modern Buddhist publishing and music it will be a valuable source for scholars of Religion in China. The book is particularly important for anyone studying Read more...

 
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