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A history of Shaolin : Buddhism, kung fu and identity / Lu Zhouxiang.

Author/Creator:
Lu, Zhouxiang author.
Other Title:
Buddhism, kung fu and identity
Publication:
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. , ©2019
Series:
Routledge studies in cultural history
Routledge studies in cultural history
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 293 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Shao lin si (Dengfeng Shi, China) -- History.
Zen Buddhism -- China -- History.
Nationalism -- China -- Religious aspects -- Zen Buddhism.
National characteristics, Chinese.
Shao lin si (Dengfeng Shi, China)
National characteristics, Chinese.
Zen Buddhism.
China.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Shaolin Monastery at Mount Song is considered the epicentre of the Chan school of Buddhism. It is also well known for its martial arts tradition and has long been regarded as a special cultural heritage site and an important symbol of the Chinese nation. This book is the first scholarly work in English to comprehensively examine the full history of Shaolin Monastery from 496 to 2016. More importantly, it offers a clear grasp of the origins and development of Chan Buddhism through an examination of Shaolin, and highlights the role of Shaolin and Shaolin kung fu in the construction of a national identity among the Chinese people in the past two centuries.
Contents:
The Early Days of Shaolin
The Song, Jin and Yuan Dynasties
The Transformation of Shaolin in the Ming Dynasty
The Development of Shaolin in the Qing Dynasty
The Republic of China Era : Warlords, Militarism and Nationalism
Surviving Socialist Reforms
The Revival of Shaolin in the Era of Reform and Opening Up.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Lu, Zhouxiang, author. History of Shaolin
ISBN:
9780367204600
0367204606
9780429537219
9780429523748
9780429551918
9780429261626
OCLC:
1088602923
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