The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography (review)

The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography (review) Reviews 121 Li Jianguo. Zhongguo huwenhua Stanford University Press, 1993. !". Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju, 2001. Zeitlin, Judith T. History of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale. Stanford: John Kieschnick. The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography. Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 10. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 1997. vii, 218 pp. Paperback $27.00, isbn 0­8248­1841­5. The circumstances of this review are a bit unusual. I received the request to prepare it in the fall of 2003, by which time several reviews of this 1997 publication had already appeared. Also, I am on the board of directors of the Kuroda Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Human Values, and, although T. Griffith Foulk and Daniel Stevenson evaluated the manuscript (p. vii), I was one of those who supported its selection for publication. In addition, I am also a good friend of the author--which is frequently the case in our small but geographically dispersed field. Therefore, in the following paragraphs I will comment not only on the book but on its earlier reviews, and I will report on e-mail exchanges I have had with the author in the context of preparing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography (review)

China Review International, Volume 11 (1) – Jan 18, 2004

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Reviews 121 Li Jianguo. Zhongguo huwenhua Stanford University Press, 1993. !". Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju, 2001. Zeitlin, Judith T. History of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale. Stanford: John Kieschnick. The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography. Kuroda Institute Studies in East Asian Buddhism, no. 10. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 1997. vii, 218 pp. Paperback $27.00, isbn 0­8248­1841­5. The circumstances of this review are a bit unusual. I received the request to prepare it in the fall of 2003, by which time several reviews of this 1997 publication had already appeared. Also, I am on the board of directors of the Kuroda Institute for the Study of Buddhism and Human Values, and, although T. Griffith Foulk and Daniel Stevenson evaluated the manuscript (p. vii), I was one of those who supported its selection for publication. In addition, I am also a good friend of the author--which is frequently the case in our small but geographically dispersed field. Therefore, in the following paragraphs I will comment not only on the book but on its earlier reviews, and I will report on e-mail exchanges I have had with the author in the context of preparing

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