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Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography
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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