The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture (Buddhisms: A Princeton University Press Series) by John Kieschnick

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Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history,
  • Buddhism,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • China,
  • Religion,
  • Asia - China,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • Asian and Asian American Studies,
  • Religion / Buddhism,
  • Material culture

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Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7758361M
ISBN 100691096759
ISBN 109780691096759

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What was a sad sign of compromise and decline for some was seen as strength and versatility by others. Yielding rich insights through its innovative analysis of particular types of objects, this briskly written book is the first to systematically examine the ambivalent relationship, in the Chinese context, between Buddhism and material culture.

From the first century, when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion shaped Chinese philosophy, beliefs, and ritual.

At the same time, Buddhism had a profound effect on the material world of the Chinese. This wide-ranging study shows that Buddhism brought with it a vast array of objects big and small--relics treasured as parts of the body of the Buddha, prayer beads, and monastic clothing 3/5(1). Alan Cole, Journal of Chinese Religions "The direct confrontation of the material expressions of [Buddhism] has finally materialized with the publication of John Kieschnick's The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture.

In this sense, the new book indeed breaks new ground in the studies of Chinese BuddhismCited by: The book by John Kieschnick “The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture” is devoted to the historical analysis of the material culture pertaining to Buddhism in China, with the scope of the author`s concern reaching as far as to include studies of ritual practices, relics, images, icons, books, architecture, the chair, tea and sugar, and other elements of the Buddhist culture.

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Long after Buddhism ceased to be a major force in India, it continued to influence the development of material culture in China, as it does to the present day. At first glance, this seems surprising.

Many Buddhist scriptures and thinkers rejected the material world or even denied its existence with great enthusiasm and sophistication. Introduction. The study of material culture belongs to a relatively young discipline that examines artifacts as well as ideas about, and practices related to, artifacts, with artifacts defined as material objects created or modified by people.

Aspects of research in material culture overlap with art history, archaeology, and anthropology, but studies in material culture approach the subject. My second book, the Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture, examines the role Buddhism played in the history of a series of objects in China and explores as well conflicting attitudes towards the material world in China.

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Silk. Chinese Buddhism or Han Buddhism has shaped Chinese culture in a wide variety of areas including art, politics, literature, philosophy, medicine and material culture.

The translation of a large body of Indian Buddhist scriptures into Chinese and the inclusion of these translations together with works composed in China into a printed canon had far-reaching implications for the dissemination of. John Kieschnick is the author of The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture ( avg rating, 21 ratings, 5 reviews, published ), The Eminent /5.

John Kieschnick is The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Professor of Buddhist Studies. Professor Kieschnick specializes in Chinese Buddhism, with particular emphasis on its cultural history.

He is the author of the Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval China and The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture. He is currently working on a book on Buddhist. The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture的书评 (全部 3 条) 热门 / 最新 / 好友 小兔子 中西书局版/10(28).

Long after Buddhism ceased to be a major force in India, it continued to influence the development of material culture in China, as it does to the present day. At first glance, this seems surprising.

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India and China dominate the Asian continent but are separated by formidable geographic barriers and language differences. For many centuries, most of the information that passed between the two lands came through Silk Route intermediaries in lieu of first-person encounters—leaving considerable room for invention.

From their introduction to Indian culture in the first centuries C.E., Chinese Reviews: 1. Entdecken Sie "The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture" von John Kieschnick und finden Sie Ihren Buchhändler. From the first century, when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion shaped Chinese philosophy, beliefs, and ritual.

At the same time, Buddhism had a profound effect on the material world of the Chinese. This wide-ranging study shows that Buddhism brought with it a. The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Orientalism and Religion: Postcolonial Theory, India and 'The Mystic EastAuthor: Richard D.

Mann. [Access through HKU library electronic resources.] [A good book with many issues introduced and discussed for beginners of Buddhist Studies.] Guang, X. A study of the Apocryphal Sutra: Fumu Enzhong Jing. International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture, 11, Kieschnick, J. The impact of Buddhism on Chinese material.

John Kieschnick is Robert H. Ho Family Foundation Professor of Buddhist Studies at Stanford University and the author of The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture and Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography. His area of expertise is the cultural history of Chinese Buddhism, represented by two books: The Eminent Monk (University of Hawaii, ), a study of Buddhist ideals in biographies of Chinese monks, and The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture (Princeton, ).

Throughout its history, Buddhism has developed a sophisticated philosophy of materiality, addressing the status of material objects and their role in the quest for salvation. This is an innovative book that addresses the ways in which Buddhism has conceived of, and dealt with, material objects ranging from the environment to everyday tools, ritual implements, icons, and sacred texts.

The criticism of Buddhism is much like the criticism of any other is mainly done by people who do not agree with what the religion says and what it believes.

The criticism often come from agnostics, skeptics, materialist philosophy, people who follow other religions, or by Buddhists who want change. Buddhism A number of religions became practiced among the Central Asian people in the early second and third centuries BC.

Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism can serve as clear sm started and developed in India and travelled into the Central Asia, Korea and Japan. It soon became a leading religion in the entire Central China. Buddhism is practiced by over million people all.

History China: Origins to Library guide to support students' research for their final projects on material culture in China during the Tang, Song, or Ming : Sharon Domier. The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture Kieschnick, J. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

; Reduce desires, the emptiness of all things, and perfect adornment: attitudes toward the material world in Chinese Buddhism Siyuan caifu yu shinu gongyang Kieschnick, J. edited by Hu, S. Shanghai: Shanghai Shuhua Chubanshe. 35– Professor Kieschnick specializes in Chinese Buddhism, with particular emphasis on its cultural history.

He is the author of the Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval China and the Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture. He is currently working on a book on Buddhist interpretations of the past in China, and a primer for reading Buddhist texts in is. Discussion of how Buddhism became an integrated part in Chinese society in the 6th to 13th century.

Analyzing the ethical, political, economic, literary, educational, and social features of Buddhism, the book enhances our understanding of the role played by Buddhist monasteries in the Chinese context.The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture John Kieschnick.

From the first century, when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion shaped Chinese philosophy, beliefs, and ritual. At the same time, Buddhism had a profound effect on the material world of the Chinese. This wide-ranging study.The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture (Princeton: Princeton University Press).

A Chinese version of the book with corrections, expanded bibliography and additional images was published by Zhongxi Press in The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press).

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