Category Archives: History of Buddhism

The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956. By JAMES BROOKS JESSUP. (Review by Erik J. Hammerstrom)

The Householder Elite: Buddhist Activism in Shanghai, 1920-1956. By JAMES BROOKS JESSUP. University of California, Berkeley, 2010. 95 pp. (single-spaced) Primary Advisor: Wen-hsin Yeh. This dissertation studies the role that Shanghai’s elites played in constructing a new lay Buddhist identity … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, China, East Asia, Fields, History of Buddhism, Japan, KMT, Nationalism, Periodicals, Religious History, Shanghai Municipal Archives, University of California Berkeley, Yeh, Wen-hsin | Leave a comment

Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949). By ERIK J HAMMERSTROM. (Review by Benjamin Brose)

Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China (1895-1949). By ERIK J HAMMERSTROM. Indiana University, 2010. 506 pp. Advisor: Aaron Stalnaker. (Review by Benjamin Brose). Buddhists Discuss Science in Modern China is an innovative and fascinating exploration of the many ways Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in 2010, Aaron Stalnaker, Alma Mater, China, East Asia, Fields, History of Buddhism, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Indiana University, Intellectual History, Intellectual History, Periodicals, Religious History, Year of Defense | Leave a comment

Buddhist Empires: Saṃgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China. By BENJAMIN BROSE (Review by Nicolas Tackett)

Buddhist Empires: Saṃgha-State Relations in Tenth-Century China. By BENJAMIN BROSE . Stanford University, 2009. 404 pp. Primary Advisor: Carl Bielefeldt. Benjamin Brose’s dissertation is path-breaking in producing a history of Buddhism during the pivotal tenth century. Brose’s temporal focus is … Continue reading

Posted in 2009, China, East Asia, History of Buddhism, Jingde era Record of the Transmission of the Lamp, Patriarch's Hall Collection, Religious History, Song Biographies of Eminent Monks, Song Dynasty, Stanford University, Tang Dynasty | Leave a comment