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Praying for Power
By Timothy Brook

Praying for Power

Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China

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Praying for Power by Timothy Brook

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In 17th and 18th century China, Buddhists and Confucians alike flooded local Buddhist monasteries with donations As gentry numbers grew faster than the imperial bureaucracy, traditional Confucian careers were closed to many; but visible philanthropy could publicize elite status outside the state realm. Actively sought by fund-raising abbots, such patronage affected institutional Buddhism. After exploring the relation of Buddhism to Ming Neo-Confucianism, the growth of tourism to Buddhist sites, and the mechanisms and motives for charitable donations, Timothy Brook studies three widely separated and economically dissimilar counties. He draws on rich data in monastic gazetteers to examine the patterns and social consequences of patronage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674697751
ISBN-10: 0674697758
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 165mm x 39mm)
Pages: 426
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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