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Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Beata Grant

Abstract

The seventeenth century is generally acknowledged as one of the most politically tumultuous but culturally creative periods of late imperial Chinese history. Only recently beginning to be explored are such seventeenth-century religious phenomena as “the reinvention” of Chan Buddhism—a concerted effort to revive what were believed to be the traditional teachings, texts, and practices of “classical” Chan. And, until now, the role played by women in these religious developments has hardly been noted at all. This book brings together several of these important seventeenth-century trends. Although ... More

Keywords: late imperial China, Chan Buddhism, Buddhist nuns, female Chan master, Jiangnan, Chinese women, female monasticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832025
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beata Grant, author
Washington University