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Leaving for the Rising SunChinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia$
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Jiang Wu

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199393121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.001.0001

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Building a Dharma Transmission Monastery

Building a Dharma Transmission Monastery

Mount Huangbo in Seventeenth-Century China

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(p.53) 2 Building a Dharma Transmission Monastery
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Leaving for the Rising Sun
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Jiang Wu

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393121.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the transformation of Huangbo monastery in Fuqing into a dharma transmission monastery during the late Ming and early Qing period under the supervision of Yinyuan. After introducing the history of Huangbo monastery in Fuqing, this chapter explains the formation and function of a typical “dharma transmission monastery” through selecting lineage holders as abbots, compilation of lineage genealogy, and regulation of a community of dharma heirs, which were typical measures among Chan teachers in China to establish their spiritual authenticity and authority. Yinyuan was an exemplar in maintaining such a monastery and brought the practice of dharma transmission to Japan, having an enormous impact on Japanese Buddhism.

Keywords:   Fuqing, Huangbo, dharma transmission monastery, transmission certificate, Japanese Buddhism, Wudeng yantong, late-Ming Buddhism, genealogy

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