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Author Goble, Geoffrey C.,
Title Chinese esoteric Buddhism : Amoghavajra, the ruling elite, and the emergence of a tradition / Geoffrey C. Goble.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]

Author Goble, Geoffrey C.,
Series The Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies
Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies.
Subject Amoghavajra, 705-774.
Tantric Buddhism -- China -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The three great masters of Kaiyuan and the teaching of the five divisions -- Esoteric Buddhism in context: Tang imperial religion -- Esoteric Buddhism in context: the An Lushan rebellions and Tang war religion -- Amoghavajra and the ruling elite -- The institutional establishment of esoteric Buddhism -- The consolidation of Amoghavajra's legacy.
Summary Chinese Esoteric Buddhism is generally held to have been established as a distinct Buddhist school in eighth-century China. Geoffrey C. Goble provides an innovative account of the tradition's emergence that sheds new light on the structures and traditions that shaped its institutionalization, with a focus on Amoghavajra (704-774).
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 14, 2019).
ISBN 0231550642 (electronic book)
9780231550642 (electronic book)
9780231194082 (hardcover alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1099543349
Additional Format Print version: Goble, Geoffrey C. Chinese esoteric Buddhism. New York : Columbia University Press, 2019 9780231194082 (DLC) 2019006611

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