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Conditioned Arising

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780195398854
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894413 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0005
Conditioned Arising

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In Yingkou, the city where Tanxu began his serious study of Buddhism and decided to become a monk, Tanxu was persuaded to found a temple, eventually becoming the Surangama Temple. The project illustrates many of the themes present throughout Tanxu’s career: he enlists local government, military, and private sources to support the temple. The temple also plays an important symbolic, political role: in a city dominated by European-style colonial architecture, the temple is the first significant building with traditional Chinese architectural features, and is used to promote a Chinese national identity in the treaty port.

Keywords: treaty ports; nationalism; conditioned arising; temples; Surangama Temple; Yingkou

Chapter.  3738 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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