Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth Century Monk

Paperback | April 15, 2014

byJames Carter

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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. Heart of Buddha, Heart ofChina traces Tanxu's journey from his birth in 1875 to his death in 1963. Through Tanxu's life we come to know one of the most turbulent periods in Chinese history as it moved from empire to republic. James Carter draws on archives and interviews to provide a book that is part travelogue, parthistory, and part biography.

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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. Heart of Buddha, Heart ofChina traces Tanxu's journey from his birth in ...

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 Twentieth-Century China.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199367590

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Prologue: The Present Past1. Not Far From Anywhere2. Leaving Home3. New Worlds4. Family5. Conditioned Arising6. Ice and Fire7. Famine and Flight8. Qingdao9. Life During Wartime10. Forward to the PastEpilogue: The Past in the Present