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Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

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Enlightenment in Dispute is the first comprehensive study of the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth-century China. Focusing on the evolution of a series of controversies about Chan enlightenment, Jiang Wu describes the process by which Chan reemerged as the most prominent Buddhist establishment of the time. He investigates the development of Chan Buddhism in the ...more
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published April 17th 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 20th 2008)
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This monograph represents a seamless merging of Chinese and US academic practices. While Chinese academia overemphasize primary materials and ignore secondary (especially Western sinologist) research, US sinologists (grad students, not seasoned researchers) seem to lack (comparatively speaking) a certain mastery of primary materials in Chinese but actively engage with academic discussions in both Chinese and US academia through broad literature review of secondary materials. Wu's
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