A senior Chinese scholar and historian is the writer of this introduction to Chinese Buddhism, monasteries and monastic life. The clearly set out chapters deal with: the general situation of Chinese Buddhism and the linguistically-based systems of Han, Tibetan and Pali Buddhism followed by an overview of the eight sects of Han Buddhism; Buddhist relations between China and eight Asian countries; the architecture of temples; Holy Mountains and Halls; cloister life; the scriptures; grotto art; festivals; and Buddhist organisations. In the appendix are details of 50 of China's Buddhist temples. With photographs and black-and-white illustrations.

Buddhism: Rituals and Monastic Life

SKU: 042374
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    Zheng Lixin
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    Foreign Languages Press

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