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Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography

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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. The book treats representations of asceticism in biographies of Chinese monks, focusing particularly on attitudes toward sex, food, and clothing. It analyzes t ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by University of Hawaii Press
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