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Synopsis: The Buddhist monk Tanxu surmounted extraordinary obstacles--poverty, wars, famine, and foreign occupation--to become one of the most prominent monks in China, founding numerous temples and schools, and attracting crowds of students and disciples wherever he went. Now, in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China, James Carter draws on untapped archival materials to provide a book that is part travelogue, part history, and part biography of this remarkable man.
This revealing biography shows a Chinese man, neither an intellectual nor a peasant, trying to reconcile his desire for a bold and activist Chinese nationalism with his own belief in China's cultural and social traditions, especially Buddhism. As it follows Tanxu's extraordinary life, the book also illuminates the pivotal events in China's modern history, showing how one individual experienced the fall of China's last empire, its descent into occupation and civil war, and its eventual birth as modern nation. Indeed, Tanxu lived in a time of almost constant warfare--from the Sino-Japanese War of 1895, to the Boxer Uprising, the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese occupation, and World War II. He and his followers were robbed by river pirates, and waylaid by bandits on the road. Caught in the struggle between nationalist and communist forces, Tanxu finally sought refuge in the British colony of Hong Kong. At the time of his death, at the age of 89, he was revered as "Master Tanxu," one of Hong Kong's leading religious figures.
Capturing all this in a magnificent portrait, Carter gives first-person immediacy to one of the most turbulent periods in Chinese history.
About the Author:
James Carter is Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia. He has lived and traveled widely in China, is the author of several books and articles on modern China, and is the editor of the journal Twentieth-Century China. He is also past president of the Historical Society for 20th-Century China.
Title: Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2010. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Monks are commonly thought of as sheltered from the world, but Master Tanxu, born Wang Futing in northeastern China in 1845, was fully engaged with the events of his age. He lived through three wars, finally fleeing the Communist armies in an American army plane and starting life over in the British colony of Hong Kong. As an old man, he became one of Hong Kong's most important religious leaders. He died in 1963, revered as "Master" Tanxu. James Carter's detective work has led himto untapped archival materials and to Tanxu's pupil and successor, Master Lok To, who helped Carter in his research. The resulting book is part travelogue, part history, and part biography of this remarkable man. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0195398858
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