Buddhist Revival in China by Holmes Welch
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Buddhist Revival in China
By Holmes Welch

Buddhist Revival in China

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Buddhist Revival in China by Holmes Welch

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Of all the world's major religions, Chinese Buddhism has probably experienced the most traumatic modernization. Less than forty years have separated the self-contained Manchu Empire from the establishment of a Communist state. The consequences are described in this book. Holmes Welch offers the first detailed account of the careers of recent Buddhist leaders and of the diverse organization they started. Eighteen Chinese Buddhist associations are identified as the author traces the struggle for national leadership. The role of T'ai-hsii, the leader best known to Western readers but not, it is shown, among Buddhists, is given a controversial reassessment.After examining the main features of the revival, Welch puts them into a larger political framework. In the process, he offers copious evidence that our picture of Chinese Buddhism has been distorted. What has been termed a "revival" was actually a secular reorientation. The author's conclusion is that this secularization, vigorous as it was, in reality foreshadowed the decline of Chinese Buddhism as a living religion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674085701
ISBN-10: 0674085701
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Pages: 426
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1968
Country of Publication: United States

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