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Author Yu, Xue.
Title Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945.
Imprint Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.

Series East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture
East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture.
Subject Buddhism -- Social aspects -- China.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.
War -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Description 1 online resource (293 pages).
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One Changing Buddhism in Modern China; Chapter Two Buddhism and National Defending; Chapter Three Propaganda against Japanese Aggressions; Chapter Four Buddhist Participation in the War; Chapter Five Buddhism in Japanese-Occupied Areas; Chapter Six Taixu and Buddhism after the War; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this ""new Buddhist tradition, "" a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks searched and reinterpreted scripture, making controversial arguments for ideas like ""compassionate killing"" which would justify participating in war.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781135487324 (electronic bk.)
1135487324 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 861081270
Additional Format Print version: Yu, Xue. Buddhism, War, and Nationalism : Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013 9780415975117