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Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean Buddhism
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Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean Buddhism: The Collected Works of Uich'on

Abstract

Ŭich’ŏn (1055–1101) is one of the most important figures in Koryŏ Buddhism. He was a staunch proponent of doctrinal Buddhism and the intellectual heritage of East Asia. Although Ŭich’ŏn had been educated as an adherent of the Hwaŏm (Huayan) school, he reportedly left it to found a new Ch’ŏnt’ae (Tiantai) school in Korea after a pilgrimage to China in 1085–1086. After his death, his disciples compiled his collected works. This monograph is a translation of selections from his collected works, which demonstrate that Ŭich’ŏn did not abandon the Hwaŏm school. Instead, the lectures, letters, essays ... More

Keywords: Ŭich’ŏn, Koryŏ Buddhism, Hwaŏm/Huayan, Ch’ŏnt’ae/Tiantai, lectures, letters, poetry, Jinshui Jingyuan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824867430
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824867430.001.0001
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