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Between Integration and Innovation-On Yang Wenhui’s Buddhist Thought

Author YuKangHui
Tutor WuZhongWei
School Suzhou University
Course Chinese Philosophy
Keywords Yang Wenhui Lay Buddhism modernization Awakening of Faith S(?)stra
CLC B948
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Modern history of Chinese Buddhism is a long and difficult historical process.Modernization of Chinese Buddhism is the traditional Buddhist facing "days of de-collapse" of modern society and the efforts made by the adjustment.In the history of Buddhist thought in modern China, Yang Wenhui is regarded as a pioneer. This dissertation is divided into four parts:The-first part. The author discusses the social background of Yang Wenhui’s Buddhism,focusing on his critique of traditional Buddhism, which reflects a new era. The second part. For the sake of rehabilitation of hinese Buddhism,Yang Wenhui conceived a new Buddhism section named Asvaghosa section based on Awakening of Faith Sastra to integrate different kinds of Setions. The third part, due to Yang Wenhui’s introduction of Western culture in explaining Chinese Buddhism, Yang Wenhui actively promoted and highlighted the lay Buddhist tradition in China and rehabilited Only Mind section, which sketched a obvious system characteristics. The Fourth part, Yang Wenhui had a lot of dispiles, who continued to promote the modernization of traditional Chinese Buddhist.Yang Wenhui’s innovation of the traditional Chinese Buddhist is a important step of modernization of the great Buddhist, which have a great influences on morden chinese Buddhism development late.

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