9. Chinese Buddhism

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Mario Poceski

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch9

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Poceski, M. (2012) Chinese Buddhism, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190312

Online ISBN: 9781444361995

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Keywords:

  • Chinese Buddhism;
  • Buddhism on Chinese culture and society;
  • Chinese Buddhism, ethical, doctrinal systematization;
  • Chinese Buddhist history, translations of Buddhist canon;
  • Chinese Buddhism, institutional and intellectual conservatism;
  • ethical ideals and observances;
  • bodhisattva path, practice of vegetarianism;
  • Confucian critiques of Buddhism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Early Transmission of Buddhism into China

  • Growth and Proliferation during the Medieval Period

  • Decline During the Late Imperial Period

  • Buddhism in Modern China

  • Ethical Ideals and Observances

  • Contemplative Practices

  • Doctrinal Systematization and Exegesis

  • Popular Devotion

  • Intra- and Inter-religious Interactions

  • Further Reading