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Author Chandler, Stuart, 1961-

Title Establishing a Pure Land on earth : the Foguang Buddhist perspective on modernization and globalization / Stuart Chandler
Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 371 pages) : illustrations
Series Topics in contemporary Buddhism
Topics in contemporary Buddhism.
Contents A mountain monastery in an urban society -- Master Xingyun : Foguang patriarch -- Foguang humanistic Buddhism -- Humanistic Buddhism in practice -- Cultivating talent through education -- Cultivating faith through discipline -- Institutionalizing Buddhism -- Perpetuating traditional modernism -- Globalizing Chinese culture, localizing Buddhist teachings -- Globalizing and localizing : three case studies
Summary "With more than 150 temples in thirty countries, Foguangshan has developed over the last thirty-five years into one of the world's largest and most influential Chinese Buddhist movements. Each year millions of devotees participate in the ceremonies, educational programs, and social service projects organized by the disciplines of Master Xingyun - a religious leader known not only for his charisma and energy, but also for his close ties to Taiwan's power elite, his positive attitude toward big business, and his involvement in both national and international politics. The result of two years of fieldwork in Foguangshan temples in Taiwan, the U.S., Australia, and South Africa, this volume is an examination of the inner workings of a dynamic and innovative religious movement."
"Based on direct observations, private interviews, and careful textual and historical analysis, Stuart Chandler looks at the challenges faced by Master Xingyun and his followers as they try to adhere to traditional practices and values while tapping into the advantages afforded by modern, global society." "Anyone with an interest in modern Buddhism or Chinese religion and culture will find Establishing a Pure Land on Earth an accessible, in-depth study of one of the most important Buddhist movements of the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]364) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Foguang shan si (Kao-hsiung hsien, Taiwan)
Buddhism -- Taiwan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824862406 (electronic bk)
9780824862404 (electronic bk)
Other Titles Foguang Buddhist perspective on modernization and globalization