How Chan Buddhism Became a Reinvented School by the Song Dynasty

Qing MING

Abstract


The Song dynasty was a golden age of culture. During this period, Chan Buddhism, Neo- Confucianism and the philosophy of Changes reached a period of climax and became reinvented schools. This paper will use hermeneutics as its research method, approach how Chan Buddhism became a reinvented school by Song dynasty by focusing on (1) the source of Song dynasty Chan materials, (2) how Chan became a reinvented school by the Song dynasty, (3) institutionalization of Song dynasty Chan monastic system, and (4) Song dynasty literati’s relationship with Chan Buddhism.

Keywords


Chan Buddhism, Public announcement, Critical phrase, Silent illumination chan, Pure rules


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/ichss2017/19578

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