The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography
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232pp. May 1997
The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography
Author: Kieschnick, John;
In an attempt to reconstruct an elusive aspect of the medieval Chinese imagination, The Eminent Monk examines biographies of Chinese Buddhist monks, from the uncompromising ascetic to the unfathomable wonder-worker.

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Studies in East Asian Buddhism Series
Kuroda Institute

“One strength of this book is its consciousness of difference, the juggling of diverse voices and implied audiences.... Another strength, which quickly persuaded me to order this book for use in a lower-division class on East Asian religion, is the readab
Author: Kieschnick, John;



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