Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945
By: Yu, Xue.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (293 p.).ISBN: 9781135487324.Subject(s): Buddhism -- Social aspects -- China | Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 | War -- Religious aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945DDC classification: 294.3/37273/0951 | 294.3372730951 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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.
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