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Title: Voices of experience : modernity and Buddhist meditation in Republican-era China
Author: Wormald , Andrew J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5920 0832
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2014
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This dissertation examines how changes at the beginning of the twentieth century in China affected the discourse around Buddhist meditation practices. It has been argued that such changes led to a move from Buddhism as 'religion' to Buddhism as 'philosophy' but also that Buddhist householders emphasised meditative experience as a source of authority. This dissertation seeks to clarify the position of a number of key Chinese Buddhist figures of the Republican period in order to add further detail to the debate. The figures examined include the monks Taixu, Yuanying, Xuyun, and Laiguo, and the Buddhist householders Fan Gunong and Jiang Weiqiao, all of whom were influential figures during the period in question.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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