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Religion and Biography in China and Tibet - Benjamin Penny

Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

Hardcover Published: 20th December 2001
ISBN: 9780700711772
Number Of Pages: 284

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The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material in Chinese and Tibetan religion.

Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Jiao Xian's Three Livesp. 13
The Virtue of Conformity: The Religious Re-Writing of Political Biographyp. 30
Everyday Miraclesp. 49
Representing Wonch'uk: Meditations on Medieval East Asian Buddhist Biographiesp. 74
The Mirror of Life: The Structure of a 16th Century Tibetan Hagiographyp. 132
Peng Shaosheng or Peng Jiqing?: Biographies of a Confucian Buddhistp. 148
The Epic and Nationalism in Tibetp. 178
Biography by Instalment: The Tibetan Periodicals Sheja and Trunggo Bojong on the Lives of Reincarnate Lamasp. 189
The Factor of Fate in Religious Biographyp. 221
Contributorsp. 241
Chinese Character Glossaryp. 244
Tibetan Glossaryp. 250
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780700711772
ISBN-10: 0700711775
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 20th December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 17.88  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1