9780791468234

The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism in Eighth-through Tenth-century China

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791468234

  • ISBN10:

    0791468232

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/6/2006
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

This book provides a wide-ranging examination of the Hongzhou school of Chan Buddhism--"the precursor to Zen Buddhism--"under Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his successors in eighth- through tenth-century China, which was credited with creating a Golden Age or classical tradition. Jinhua Jia uses stele inscriptions and other previously ignored texts to explore the school's teachings and history. Defending the school as a full-fledged, significant lineage, Jia reconstructs Mazu's biography and resolves controversies about his disciples. In contrast to the many scholars who either accept or reject the traditional Chan histories and discourse records, she thoroughly examines the Hongzhou literature to differentiate the original, authentic portions from later layers of modification and recreation. The book describes the emergence and maturity of encounter dialogue and analyzes the new doctrines and practices of the school to revise the traditional notion of Mazu and his followers as iconoclasts. It also depicts the strivings of Mazu's disciples for orthodoxy and how the criticisms of and reflections on Hongzhou doctrine led to the schism of this line and the rise of the Shitou line and various houses during the late Tang and Five Dynasties periods. Jia refutes the traditional Chan genealogy of two lines and five houses and calls for new frameworks in the study of Chan history. An annotated translation of datable discourses of Mazu is also included.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Tables
xiii
Abbreviations and Conventions xv
Introduction 1(10)
Biography of Mazu Daoyi
11(10)
Mazu's Youth in Sichuan (709--ca. 729)
12(2)
Wandering and Training in Hubei and Hunan (ca. 730--742)
14(1)
Teaching on the Mountains of Fujian and Jiangxi (742-772)
15(2)
Establishing the Hongzhou Community (772--788)
17(4)
Mazu Daoyi's Disciples
21(26)
Tianhuang Daowu
22(4)
Danxia Tianran
26(2)
Yaoshan Weiyan
28(3)
New List of Mazu's Disciples
31(16)
Examination of the Hongzhou School Literature
47(20)
Emergence and Maturity of Encounter Dialogue
47(6)
Discourse Records Attributed to Mazu
53(7)
Texts and Discourses Attributed to Mazu's Disciples
60(7)
Chan Doctrine and Practice of the Hongzhou School
67(16)
``Ordinary Mind Is the Way''
67(6)
Original Enlightenment and No-Cultivation
73(3)
``Buddha-nature Manifests in Function''
76(3)
New Practice of Encounter Dialogue and New Terminology and Imagery
79(4)
Road to Orthodoxy
83(24)
Baolin zhuan: Its Author and Twofold Claim of Orthodoxy
84(5)
Chan Verses Attributed to Baozhi and Yongjia Xuanjue
89(6)
Establishment of Chan Monasteries and Monastic Regulations
95(8)
Expansion of the Hongzhou School and Imperial Recognition
103(4)
Schism of the Hongzhou School during the Late Tang and Five Dynasties: Deconstructing the Traditional Genealogy of Two Lines and Five Houses
107(12)
Controversies over and Development of the Hongzhou Doctrine
108(3)
The Schism of the Hongzhou School and the Rise of the Shitou Line and Various Houses: Deconstructing the Genealogy
111(8)
Appendix: Annotated Translation of Mazu Daoyi's Discourses 119(12)
Notes 131(46)
Glossary 177(6)
Bibliography 183(26)
Index 209

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