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Burning for the Buddha : self-immolation in Chinese Buddhism / James A. Benn.

Author/Creator:
Benn, James A., 1964-
Publication:
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 360 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Studies in East Asian Buddhism ; no. 19.
Studies in East Asian Buddhism
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Subjects:
Self-immolation -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Self-immolation -- China.
Buddhism -- China -- Customs and practices.
Contents:
Introduction
"Mounting the smoke with glittering colors": self-immolation in early medieval China
The Lotus Sūtra, auto-cremation, and the indestructible tongue
Saṃgha and the state: the power(s) of self-immolation
Is self-immolation a "good practice"? Yongming Yanshou on relinquishing the body
Local heroes in a fragmenting empire: self-immolation in the late Tang and five dynasties
One thousand years of self-immolation
Conclusion.
Notes:
"A Kuroda Institute book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-345) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
Contributor:
John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
ISBN:
9780824829926 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0824829921 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
74964720
Publisher Number:
99936668571