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Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China by Jiang Wu (review)

Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China by Jiang... Reviews 545 Jiang Wu. Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xxii, 457 pp. Hardcover $74.00, isbn 978-0-19-533357-2. Paperback $24.95, isbn 978-0-199-89556-4. Jiang Wu's groundbreaking work Enlightenment in Dispute goes a long way toward augmenting our understanding of Buddhism in the Qing dynasty, and will quickly become an indispensable classic in Buddhist studies. The book is divided into four parts. Wu first gives an account of the rise of Chan Buddhism in the seventeenth century, and then in parts 2 and 3 narrates two controversies that drew in monks and literati throughout the empire and even provoked the intervention of the emperor. Finally, in part 4, Wu draws out the larger implications of the Chan revival and the polemics that arose from it. Part 1, consisting of the first three chapters, sets the scene by describing Chan's rise and vicissitudes through several centuries, ending with the interactions of Chan and Neo-Confucianism that made the late Ming revival possible. After noting a distinct lack of monastic activity and publication, Wu describes the social and political conditions beginning during the Wanli reign that paved the way for the revival. Part http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China by Jiang Wu (review)

China Review International , Volume 18 (4) – Jan 30, 2011

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Reviews 545 Jiang Wu. Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. xxii, 457 pp. Hardcover $74.00, isbn 978-0-19-533357-2. Paperback $24.95, isbn 978-0-199-89556-4. Jiang Wu's groundbreaking work Enlightenment in Dispute goes a long way toward augmenting our understanding of Buddhism in the Qing dynasty, and will quickly become an indispensable classic in Buddhist studies. The book is divided into four parts. Wu first gives an account of the rise of Chan Buddhism in the seventeenth century, and then in parts 2 and 3 narrates two controversies that drew in monks and literati throughout the empire and even provoked the intervention of the emperor. Finally, in part 4, Wu draws out the larger implications of the Chan revival and the polemics that arose from it. Part 1, consisting of the first three chapters, sets the scene by describing Chan's rise and vicissitudes through several centuries, ending with the interactions of Chan and Neo-Confucianism that made the late Ming revival possible. After noting a distinct lack of monastic activity and publication, Wu describes the social and political conditions beginning during the Wanli reign that paved the way for the revival. Part

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