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

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Oxford University Press, 2014 - 240 oldal
The Buddhist monk Tanxu surmounted extraordinary obstacles--poverty, wars, famine, and foreign occupation--to become one of the most prominent monks in China, founding numerous temples and schools and attracting crowds of students and disciples wherever he went. Heart of Buddha, Heart of China traces Tanxu's journey from his birth in 1875 to his death in 1963. Through Tanxu's life we come to know one of the most turbulent periods in Chinese history as it moved from empire to republic. James Carter draws on archives and interviews to provide a book that is part travelogue, part history, and part biography.
 

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The Present Past
1
1 Not Far from Anywhere
13
2 Leaving Home
44
3 New Worlds
68
4 Family
86
5 Conditioned Arising
96
6 Ice and Fire
107
7 Famine and Flight
128
8 Qingdao
143
9 Life During Wartime
154
10 Forward to the Past
174
The Past in the Present
191
Glossary
197
Notes
201
Index
211
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James Carter is Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia. He has lived and traveled widely in China, is the author of several books and articles on modern China, and is the editor of the journal Twentieth-Century China. He is also past president of the Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China.

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