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Buddhism, War, and Nationalism
Buddhism, War, and Nationalism
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Buddhism, War, and Nationalism

Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945
Xue Yu
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Buddhism, War, and Nationalism

Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945
Xue Yu
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This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition, " a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks searched and reinterpreted scripture, making controversial arguments for ideas like "compassionate killing" which would justify participating in war.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2013
ISBN
9781135487393
Topic
History
Subtopic
World History
Edition
1

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