Yu, Xue.

Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945 - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013. - 1 online resource (293 p.) - eBooks on Demand East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture . - East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture .

Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One Changing Buddhism in Modern China; Chapter Two Buddhism and National Defending; Chapter Three Propaganda against Japanese Aggressions; Chapter Four Buddhist Participation in the War; Chapter Five Buddhism in Japanese-Occupied Areas; Chapter Six Taixu and Buddhism after the War; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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.

9781135487324 187.5 (NL),156.25 (TX)


Buddhism -- Social aspects -- China.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.
War -- Religious aspects.


Electronic books.

BQ645 .Y82 2013

294.3/37273/0951 294.3372730951