Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Yu, Chun-Fang

Editorial: Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2013
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Reseña del editor: Taiwanese nuns today are highly educated and greatly outnumber monks, characteristics that are unprecedented in the history of Chinese Buddhism. Passing the Light is the first in-depth case study of the Incense Light community (Xiangguang), which was founded in 1974 and remains a small but influential order of highly educated nuns who dedicate themselves to teaching Buddhism to lay adults. This engaging study enriches the literature on the history of Buddhist nuns, seminaries, and education, and will find an appreciative audience among scholars and students of Chinese religion, especially Buddhism, as well as those interested in questions of religion and modernity and women and religion.

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Título: Passing the Light: The Incense Light ...
Editorial: Univ of Hawaii Pr
Año de publicación: 2013
Encuadernación: Hardcover
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