The Resource Buddhism in Chinese society : an economic history from the fifth to the tenth centuries, Jacques Gernet ; translated by Franciscus Verellen

Buddhism in Chinese society : an economic history from the fifth to the tenth centuries, Jacques Gernet ; translated by Franciscus Verellen

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Buddhism in Chinese society : an economic history from the fifth to the tenth centuries
Title
Buddhism in Chinese society
Title remainder
an economic history from the fifth to the tenth centuries
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Gernet ; translated by Franciscus Verellen
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • This seminal study of the religious and economic history of Buddhism by the premier French sinologue has for decades been considered an unsurpassed classic. Here, for the first time, it is available to English-language readers in an updated edition. The fifth through tenth centuries were the period of the greatest expansion of the Buddhist Church in China. Monastic estates controlled a sizeable share of the economy, owning a considerable amount of land and agricultural and manufacturing enterprises. Gernet examines the religious and economic aspects of the society dominated by this power, and explores the Church's effect on Chinese thought and culture
  • A much broader historical overview than many works that discuss the economic intricacies of Buddhism in China, Buddhism in Chinese Society interweaves an understanding of social and political organization, Buddhist religious philosophy and doctrine, legal tenets, customs of the day, and many other significant layers of Chinese culture. Drawing largely upon primary sources - from the work of official Chinese historians to the writings of Buddhist monks - Gernet demonstrates the far-reaching influence of Buddhism on the economic development of China during a time when the religion was growing at an unprecedented rate among all levels of society. Buddhism in Chinese Society looks at state and imperial policy but also delves into the lives of villagers far away from the major centers of religious and economic power
  • Translated and revised by respected scholar of Chinese religions Franciscus Verellen, who has worked closely with Gernet, this edition includes new references, an extensive, up-to-date bibliography, and a comprehensive index
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gernet, Jacques
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French F. Verellen
LC call number
BQ638
LC item number
.G4713 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhismus
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
  • Boeddhisme
  • Economische aspecten
  • Buddhismus
  • Wirtschaft
  • China
  • China
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Buddhism in Chinese society : an economic history from the fifth to the tenth centuries, Jacques Gernet ; translated by Franciscus Verellen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Immediate Facts -- 2. Secondary Facts: The Fiscal Deficit -- 3. The Indian Heritage -- 4. Lands and Dependents -- 5. Industrial Installations -- 6. Commerce and Usury -- 7. The Circuit of Giving -- 8. Economics and Religion -- 9. The Popular Social Environment -- 10. The Wealthy Laity -- 11. The Ruling Class -- 12. Internal Contradictions in the Buddhist Movement in China
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 441 p.
Isbn
9780231114110
Lccn
94042484
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
ZBWT00645680
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31434212
  • (OCoLC)ocm31434212
Label
Buddhism in Chinese society : an economic history from the fifth to the tenth centuries, Jacques Gernet ; translated by Franciscus Verellen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Immediate Facts -- 2. Secondary Facts: The Fiscal Deficit -- 3. The Indian Heritage -- 4. Lands and Dependents -- 5. Industrial Installations -- 6. Commerce and Usury -- 7. The Circuit of Giving -- 8. Economics and Religion -- 9. The Popular Social Environment -- 10. The Wealthy Laity -- 11. The Ruling Class -- 12. Internal Contradictions in the Buddhist Movement in China
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 441 p.
Isbn
9780231114110
Lccn
94042484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
ZBWT00645680
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31434212
  • (OCoLC)ocm31434212

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