Religion and Society in T'ang and Sung China
Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Peter N. Gregory
University of Hawaii Press, 1993 - Religion - 379 pages
The T'ang (618-907) and Sung (960-1279) dynasties were times of great change in China. The economy flourished, the population doubled, printing led to a great increase in the availability of books, Buddhism became a fully sinicized religion penetrating deeply into ordinary life. This volume represents a collaborative effort of nine scholars of Chinese religion, history, and thought to begin addressing the question of how changes in the religions of the Chinese people were implicated in the momentous social and cultural changes of this period.
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CHAPTER THE EXPANSION OF THE WENCHANG CULT
A CASE OF INDIAN INFLUENCE
THE GROWTH OF PURGATORY
CHAPTERS MYTH RITUAL AND MONASTIC PRACTICE
THE RESPONSE OF THE SUNG STATE TO POPULAR
SOUTHERN SUNG ACADEMIES AS SACRED PLACES
abbot Academy Amoghavajra Bodhidharma bodhisattva Boltz Buddha Buddhist Buddhist and Taoist Celestial century ceremonies Ch'an lineage Ch'an masters Ch'an monasteries Ch'an school Ch'an-men Ch'en Chang Chang Tsai Chekiang chen-jen chin-shih Chinese Buddhism Chinese religion ching Ching-te Chou Chu Hsi chuan Chung-hua Confucian cult deity dharma hall dharma transmission disciples divine dynasty edition elite emperor episode exorcistic flame histories funeral geomancy ghosts hui-yuan Hung imperial inscription kenkyu Khotan kings Kuan Kuang Ming monks Neo-Confucian offerings officials Ou-yang P'i-sha-men Pai Yu-ch'an Pai-chang popular practice prefect purgatory records religious sacred sangha hall scholars Scripture shan Shang-ch'ing shen Shih shrine social sorcerers Southern Sung spirit Ssu-ma Sung Ch'an Sung dynasty sutra Szechwan T'ang T'ien-hsin talismans Tao-fa hui-yuan Taoist ritual teachings temple Thunder Rites Ti Jen-chieh tion Tokyo tradition Tun-huang Tzu-t'ung University Press Vaisravana Vinaya wall-and-moat gods Wang Wen-ch'ang worship Yuan