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Author Chen, Jinhua, 1966-
Title Philosopher, practitioner, politician : the many lives of Fazang (643-712) / by Jinhua Chen.
Imprint Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2007.

Author Chen, Jinhua, 1966-
Series Sinica Leidensia, 0169-9563 ; v. 75
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 75. 0169-9563
Subject Fazang, 643-712.
Buddhist priests -- China -- Biography.
Hua yan Buddhism -- China -- History.
Metaphysics -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 539 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-486) and index.
Contents pt. 1. A biographical reconstruction -- pt. 2. Thematic and hagiographical studies -- pt. 3. Appendixes.
Summary The Buddhist master Fazang is regarded as one of the greatest metaphysicians in medieval Asia. This study aims at correcting misinterpretations and shedding light on neglected areas, opening up for discussion the various structures of medieval East Asian monastic biography.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047420002 (electronic bk.)
9047420004 (electronic bk.)
9789004156135 (hbk.)
9004156135 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004156135.i-542
OCLC # 503441020
Additional Format Print version: Chen, Jinhua, 1966- Philosopher, practitioner, politician. Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2007 (DLC) 2007298821

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