Chan Isn't Just Meditation: Chan Master Hanyue’s Attitude toward Sutra Teachings in the Ming

Date: Monday, 29 November 2021

Time: 10:00AM -12:00PM (GMT)

Speaker: Prof. Yi-hsun Huang (Shanghai University, China)

Abstract: This talk introduces Chan Master Hanyue’s 漢月 (1573–1635) attitude towards sūtra teachings in the late Ming by using a rare book, Hanyue’s Guiding Words on the Zhizheng zhuan. Hanyue represents a mature and confident attitude towards sūtra teachings on the part of a Chan master during this late stage of development in imperial China.

About the speaker: Prof. Yi-hsun Huang is a researcher of the Center for Chan Buddhism at Shanghai University, China. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and specializes in Chan and Pure Land Buddhism. She has published Rare Texts by Chan Master Hanyue in the Ming I, A Study of a Chan Dictionary: The Zuting Shiyuan, A Study of Chan Master Xuedou, and Integrating Chinese Buddhism: A Study of Yongming Yanshou’s Guanxin Xuanshu, as well as various articles in Chinese and English.

This lecture series is generously sponsored by Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou, China.

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