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Epilogue: The Past in the Present

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/9780195398854.003.0011
Epilogue: The Past in the Present

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This chapter comments on the author’s interaction with his subject, culminating in the discomfort some of Tanxu’s followers came to feel about the interpretation of their teacher’s life, and in particular how that interpretation could jeopardize current initiatives to revive or expand some of Tanxu’s former temples in China

Keywords: biography; Tiantai; historical memory; commemoration

Chapter.  2087 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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