Religion and Biography in China and Tibet
By (author) Benjamin Penny
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Religion and Biography in China and Tibet by Benjamin Penny
Book DescriptionThe Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700711772
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Benjamin Penny
Religion and Biography in China and Tibet, Paperback (October 2013)
The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre, yet the study of religious biographies in these traditions has been neglected. This volume of essays seeks to remedy that neglect.
Religion of Falun Gong, Hardback (April 2012)
In July 1999, a mere seven years after the founding of the religious movement known as Falun Gong, the Chinese government banned it. This title offers an examination of Falun Gong teachings. It argues that in order to understand Falun Gong, one must grasp the beliefs, practices, and texts of the movement and its founder, Li Hongzhi.
Daoism in History, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Benjamin Penny
Over the years there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. This title presents important research.
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