Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945 Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 292 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/08/2005
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9780415975117