From Taixu to Shengyan : legitimising modern Buddhism in China and Taiwan
This thesis examines the thought of five Chinese and Taiwanese Buddhist monastics: Taixu (1890-1947), Yinshun (1906-2005), Xingyun (1927- ), Zhengyan (1937- ) and Shengyan (1930-2009). Taixu rose to prominence as the premier reformer of Chinese Buddhism during the first half of the twentieth century, advocating an interpretation of the Dharma he called "Buddhism for human life" (rensheng Fojiao) and later "Buddhism for the human world" (renjian Fojiao). His student Yinshun became the next major...[Show more]
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