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Author Morrison, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.)

Title The power of patriarchs : Qisong and lineage in Chinese Buddhism / by Elizabeth Morrison
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010


Description 1 online resource (viii, 305 pages)
Series Sinica Leidensia, 0169-9563 ; v. 94
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 94
Contents Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction Chinese Buddhism, Lineage, and Qisong; Part One The Genealogy of Lineage; Chapter One Buddhist Notions of Succession and Transmission in India and Pre-Chan China; Chapter Two The Emergence of Chan Lineage; Part Two The Life of Qisong; Chapter Three The Life of Qisong; Chapter Four "The Great Succession is Not Clear": Qisong's Composition of the True Lineage Texts and the Campaign for Their Acceptance at Court; Part Three Qisong on Lineage and History
Chapter Five Qisong as Historian: A Reading of the First Fascicle of the Critical Essay on the True Lineage of the Transmission of the DharmaChapter Six Qisong on Lineage: The Critical Essay Revised and Defended; Concluding Remarks; Appendix Annotated Translation of the Critical Essay by the Song Sramana Shi Qisong of Dongshan [Si] in Tengzhou T.51.2080.773C; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Chan monk Qisong (1007-1072), an important figure in Northern Song religious and intellectual history, has garnered relatively little scholarly attention. This book provides a detailed biography with a focus on the influential historical writings he composed to defend Chan claims of a "mind-to-mind transmission" tracing back to the historical Buddha. It places his defense of lineage in the context not only of attacks by the rival Tiantai school but also of the larger backdrop of the development of lineage and patriarchs as sources of authority in Chinese Buddhism. It advances new
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-298) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Qisong, 1007-1071.
SUBJECT Qisong, 1007-1071 fast
Subject Zen priests -- China -- Lineage -- History
Patriarchy -- Religious aspects -- Zen Buddhism
Zen Buddhism -- China -- History
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- General.
Zen Buddhism
Zen priests -- Lineage
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004190221
Other Titles Qisong and lineage in Chinese Buddhism