Buddhism, War, and Nationalism: Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945 (Hardback)Xue Yu (author)
Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 31/08/2005
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
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