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Author Goble, Geoffrey C., author

Title Chinese esoteric Buddhism : Amoghavajra, the ruling elite, and the emergence of a tradition / Geoffrey C. Goble
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
Series The Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies
Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies
Contents The three great masters of Kaiyuan and the teaching of the five divisions -- Esoteric Buddhism in context: Tang imperial religion -- Esoteric Buddhism in context: the An Lushan rebellions and Tang war religion -- Amoghavajra and the ruling elite -- The institutional establishment of esoteric Buddhism -- The consolidation of Amoghavajra's legacy
Summary Chinese Esoteric Buddhism is generally held to have been established as a distinct Buddhist school in eighth-century China. Geoffrey C. Goble provides an innovative account of the tradition's emergence that sheds new light on the structures and traditions that shaped its institutionalization, with a focus on Amoghavajra (704-774)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 14, 2019)
Subject Amoghavajra, 705-774
Amoghavajra, 705-774.
Tantric Buddhism -- China -- History
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- History.
Tantric Buddhism.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019021801
ISBN 0231550642