The Resource The eminent monk : Buddhist ideals in medieval Chinese hagiography, John Kieschnick

The eminent monk : Buddhist ideals in medieval Chinese hagiography, John Kieschnick

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The eminent monk : Buddhist ideals in medieval Chinese hagiography
Title
The eminent monk
Title remainder
Buddhist ideals in medieval Chinese hagiography
Statement of responsibility
John Kieschnick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In an attempt to reconstruct an elusive aspect of the medieval Chinese imagination, The Eminent Monk examines biographies of Chinese Buddhist monks, from the uncompromising ascetic to the unfathomable wonder-worker. The book treats representations of asceticism in biographies of Chinese monks, focusing particularly on attitudes toward sex, food, and clothing. It analyzes the image of the Buddhist thaumaturge in these biographies, including the monk's relationship to supernormal powers, spells, and miracles. Finally, it mines the hagiography for clues to monastic attitudes toward scholarship, including a discussion of education in the monasteries, debate, and the constraints on intellectual exchange within the monastic community
  • While analyzing images of the monk in medieval China, the author addresses some questions encountered along the way: What are we to make of accounts in "eminent monk" collections of deviant monks who violate monastic precepts? Who wrote biographies of monks and who read them? How did different segments of Chinese society contend for the image of the monk and which image prevailed? By placing biographies of monks in the context of Chinese political and religious rhetoric, The Eminent Monk explores both the role of Buddhist literature in Chinese history and the monastic imagination that inspired this literature
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kieschnick, John
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ6160.C6
LC item number
K54 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in East Asian Buddhism
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)
  • Buddhist monks
  • Buddhist priests
  • Religious biography
  • Monjes budistas
  • Sacerdotes budistas
  • Vie religieuse et monastique
  • Moines bouddhistes
  • Prêtres bouddhistes
  • Biographies religieuses
  • Buddhist monks
  • Buddhist priests
  • Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)
  • Religious biography
  • Boeddhisme
  • Hagiografie
  • Bhikku
  • Ideal
  • Buddhismus
  • Priester
  • China
  • China
Label
The eminent monk : Buddhist ideals in medieval Chinese hagiography, John Kieschnick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Kuroda Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-211) 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
  • Ch. 1.
  • Asceticism
  • Ch. 2.
  • Thaumaturgy
  • Ch. 3.
  • Scholarship
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 218 p.
Isbn
9780824818418
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97005496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36423410
  • (OCoLC)ocm36423410
Label
The eminent monk : Buddhist ideals in medieval Chinese hagiography, John Kieschnick
Publication
Note
"A Kuroda Institute book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-211) 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
  • Ch. 1.
  • Asceticism
  • Ch. 2.
  • Thaumaturgy
  • Ch. 3.
  • Scholarship
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 218 p.
Isbn
9780824818418
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97005496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36423410
  • (OCoLC)ocm36423410

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