Inventing Hui-Neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch'an (Sinica Leidensia #68) (Hardcover)

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Inventing Hui-Neng, the Sixth Patriarch: Hagiography and Biography in Early Ch'an (Sinica Leidensia #68) (Hardcover)

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Hui-neng, the patriarchal ancestor of all existing Ch'an/Zen, was invented by Shen-hui (684-758) based on a fusion of Buddhist and Confucian themes. This propaganda led to the creation of a large hagiographical literature that determined the trajectory of Ch'an.
John Jorgensen, Ph.D. (1990), Australian National University, is Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Griffith University. He has published on Chinese and Korean Buddhism, and Korean new religions.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004145085
ISBN-10: 9004145087
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2005
Pages: 888
Language: English
Series: Sinica Leidensia