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The White Lotus Teachings in Chinese Religious History

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This book provides a new hypothesis for understanding the real nature of the term White Lotus Teachings. The author argues that there are actually two different phenomena covered by similar terms: from c. 1130 until 1400, a real lay Buddhist movement existed, which can be called the White Lotus movement. It enjoyed the respect of contemporary literari and religious elites. ...more
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Brill
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Zeke Chase
Jan 29, 2014 rated it liked it
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B. J. ter Haar, professor at Oxford and perhaps the most knowledgeable man alive on the White Lotus religion, has published this exhaustive (exhaustive) study of that religion’s history. He traces it through the ages since its origin in Huiyuan’s Pure Land Buddhism on Mount Lushan in 402.

I read this book fresh on the heels of Wensheng Wang’s “White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates”, which covers the 1796 uprising. Professor Wang gives a brief synopsis of who the White Lotus rebels w
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Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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The writing is scholarly and clear but could have been much more interesting. but it's a fun read. many of the topics could be expanded into a book.
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