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Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China
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Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China (Paperback)

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Enlightenment in Dispute is the first comprehensive study of the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth-century China. Focusing on the evolution of a series of controversies about Chan enlightenment, Jiang Wu describes the process by which Chan reemerged as the most prominent Buddhist establishment of the time. He investigates the development of Chan Buddhism in the seventeenth century, focusing on controversies involving issues such as correct practice and

lines of lineage. In this way, he shows how the Chan revival reshaped Chinese Buddhism in late imperial China. Situating these controversies alongside major events of the fateful Ming-Qing transition, Wu shows how the rise and fall of Chan Buddhism was conditioned by social changes in the seventeenth

century.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsBuddhismZen Buddhism Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 01/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9780199895564  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jiang Wu is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona.

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