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Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

James Carter

Abstract

Based on the memoir of a prominent Buddhist monk, Heart of Buddha, Heart of China brings to life important trends and events in China’s modern history, showing the way that one individual experienced the fall of China’s last empire, its descent into occupation and civil war, and its eventual birth as modern nation-state. Rare among books on China, Heart shows a Chinese man who is neither an intellectual nor a peasant, trying to reconcile his desire for a bold and activist Chinese nationalism with his own belief in China’s cultural and social traditions, especially Buddhism. Tanxu spent most of ... More

Keywords: Tanxu, Buddhism, nationalism, colonies, China, microhistory, temples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195398854
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Carter, author
St. Joseph's University
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