• Japan I: c.550–850.

    Author(s):
    Bryan Lowe (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Buddhist Studies, Premodern Japanese History
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/pknv-ft77
    Abstract:
    A survey of Buddhism in Japan from roughly the time of its introduction into the mid-ninth century. The following topics are covered: The Introduction of Buddhism to Japan – Transmission Myths – The Myth of Prince Shōtoku – The Myth of a Buddhist-Shintō Rivalry – Temples in and around the Capital – Provincial Temples – The Order of Nuns – Female Patronage – The Nun Emperor and the Dharma King– Precepts and Ordination – Offices and Codes – Provincial Proselytizers – Mountain Practitioners – Study on the Continent – Scholastic Practices – The “Six Schools” – Saichō and Kūkai
    Notes:
    Please note that this is the final submitted version of my chapter for Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Some changes have been made in the published version (including of the title as well as typos) and that version should be cited. Full publication details are as follows: Lowe, Bryan D. “Japan I: c.550–850.” Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism, edited by Jonathan Silk and Richard Bowring, 349–386. Leiden: Brill, 2023.
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    Last Updated:
    8 months ago
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