Based partly on unpublished documents and oral information obtained from monks who headed major monasteries on mainland China, Holmes Welch presents a detailed description of the modern practice of Chinese Buddhism. Focusing on the actual rather than the theoretical observances of the religion, he gives an exhaustive account of the monastic system and the style of life of both monk and layman. His study makes new information available for the Western reader and calls into question the whole concept of the moribund state of Chinese Buddhism.
HARVARD EAST ASIAN SERIES
Harvard East Asian Series 26
The Practice of Chinese Buddhism, 1900–1950
$161.50 • £129.95 • €145.50
Publication Date: 01/01/1967
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
77 halftones, 5 line illustrations, 4 maps, 4 tables