Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945, Hardback Book

Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945 Hardback

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This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace.

In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks searched and reinterpreted scripture, making controversial arguments for ideas like "compassionate killing" which would justify participating in war.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780415975117

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