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Author Adamek, Wendi Leigh.

Title The mystique of transmission : on an early Chan history and its contexts / Wendi L. Adamek
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 578 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; PART 1: The Mystique of Transmission; Chapter 1: Authority and Authenticity; Fabrications; On the Background of the Lidai Fabao Ji; An Overview; Chapter 2: Transmission and Translation; The Challenge of Continuity; Summary of the Contents of the Lidai Fabao Ji; Emperor Ming of the Han; Daoan and Transmission of Forms; Buddhabhadra and Transmission of Lineage; Huiyuan's Transmission of Space and Place; The Mystique of Legitimacy; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Transmission and Lay Practice; The Interdependence of Lay and Ordained Practice
Criteria of Authenticity of the Dharmaand the Authority of the OrdainedThe Role of the Bodhisattva Precepts in Lay Devotional Practice; Conclusion; Chapter 4: Material Buddhism and the Dharma Kings; The Dangers of Empire; The Northern Wei and Spiritual Materialism; Empires of Signs; The Legacy of Tiantai Zhiyi; The Renwang Jing; The Sanjie (three levels) Movement; Imaginary Cultic Robes; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Robes and Patriarchs; The "Chan" Question; Tales of the Chan Patriarchs; A Genealogy of Patriarchal Lineages; Shenhui's Rhetoric; Inconceivable Robes in the Vajrasamādhi-sūtra
Robes Purple and GoldThe Reforms of Emperor Xuanzong; Chapter 6: Wuzhu and His Others; The Second Part of the Lidai Fabao Ji; A Note about Style; Mass Precepts Ceremonies and Formless Precepts; Transmission from Wuxiang to Wuzhu; Locating Wuzhu; Antinomianism in the Monastery; Women in the Lidai Fabao Ji; Daoists in the Dharma Hall; Chapter 7: The Legacy of the Lidai Fabao Ji; The Portrait-Eulogy for Wuzhu; Developments After the Lidai Fabao Ji; Conclusion; PART 2: Annotated Translation of the Lidai fabao ji; Section 1: Sources and the Legend of Emperor Ming of the Han
Section 17: Discourses of the Venerable WuzhuSection 18: Wuzhu and Wuxiang; Section 19: Du Hongjian's Arrival in Shu; Section 20: Du Hongjian and Wuzhu Meet; Section 21: Cui Gan Visits Wuzhu; Section 22: Dialogue with Chan Master Tiwu; Section 23: Dialogue with Chan Master Huiyi; Section 24: Dialogue with Masters Yijing, Zhumo, and Tangwen; Section 25: Dialogue with Master Jingzang; Section 26: Dialogue with Master Zhiyi; Section 27: Dialogue with Master Zhongxin; Section 28: Dialogue with Dharma Master Falun; Section 29: Dialogue with the Brothers Yixing and Huiming
Section 2: Buddhism in ChinaSection 3: Transmission from India to China; Section 4: The First Patriarch, Bodhidharmatrāta; Section 5: The Second Patriarch, Huike; Section 6: The Third Patriarch, Sengcan; Section 7: The Fourth Patriarch, Daoxin; Section 8: The Fifth Patriarch, Hongren; Section 9: The Sixth Patriarch, Huineng, Part 1; Section 10: Dharma Master Daoan and Scripture Quotations; Section 11: Huineng, Part 2; Section 12: Zhishen and Empress Wu; Section 13: Chan Master Zhishen; Section 14: Chan Master Chuji; Section 15: Chan Master Wuxiang; Section 16: The Venerable Shenhui
Summary The Mystique of Transmission is a close reading of a late-eighth-century Chan/Zen Buddhist hagiographical work, the Lidai fabao ji (Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations), and is its first English translation. The text is the only remaining relic of the little-known Bao Tang Chan school of Sichuan, and combines a sectarian history of Buddhism and Chan in China with an account of the eighth-century Chan master Wuzhu in Sichuan. Chinese religions scholar Wendi Adamek compares the Lidai fabao ji with other sources from the fourth through
Notes Includes Lidai fabao ji (Record of the dharma-jewel through the generations) in Chinese with English translation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-556) and index
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Subject Li dai fa bao ji.
Buddhist monasticism and religious orders -- China -- History.
Buddhist monks -- China -- History.
Dharma (Buddhism)
Zen Buddhism -- Historiography.
Zen Buddhism -- China -- History.
Zen Buddhism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006026588
ISBN 0231136641 (alk. paper)
0231510020 (electronic bk.)
9780231136648 (alk. paper)
9780231510028 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles On an early Chan history and its contexts
OTHER TI Li dai fa bao ji. Chinese & English