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Author Welter, Albert, 1952-

Title Monks, rulers, and literati [electronic resource] : the political ascendancy of Chan Buddhism / Albert Welter.

Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.


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Physical description 1 online resource (x, 322 p.) : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Over the centuries, Chan Buddhism has grown from an obscure movement to an officially recognised and eventually dominant form of Buddhism in China and East Asia. In this book, the author presents the story of the rise of Chan, a story which has been obscured by myths about Zen.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject Zen Buddhism -- China -- History.
Buddhism and state -- Zen Buddhism -- History.
Zen Buddhism -- Political aspects -- China -- History.
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