A Portrait of an Obaku Monk:The Life and Religion of Jifei Ruyi (1616-1671)

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Title:
A Portrait of an Obaku Monk:The Life and Religion of Jifei Ruyi (1616-1671)
Author:
Zheng, Aihua
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study attempts to present a comprehensive study of Jifei Ruyi (J. Sokuhi Nyoitsu, 1616-1671)'s life. Jifei was originally a monk of Wanfusi (J. Manpukuji) at Mount Huangbo, China, and one of Yinyuan Longqi (J. Ingen Ryuki, 1592-1673)'s leading dharma heirs. He contributed as a founding leader of the Wanfusi expatriates to the establishment and consolidation of Manpukuji in the seventeenth century Japan. Chief among his achievements is his introduction of the Chan style and literati cultural activity of the late Ming China (1368-1644). Jifei's syncretic religious practice combined Linji Chan (J. Rinzai Zen) style and elements from other Buddhist denominations, with his Chan modeled mainly on the teachings of Linji Yixuan (d.867). Jifei's filial piety, Confucian kinship and Buddhist sectarian consciousness, and cultural practice of literati ideal reflect his unitary vision of Confucianism and Buddhism, a popular socio-religious trend during the time.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Manpukuji; Obaku Zen; the Seventeenth-Century China and Japan; Wanfusi
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
East Asian Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wu, Jiang
Committee Chair:
Pao-Tao, Chia-lin; Kim, Hwansoo

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleA Portrait of an Obaku Monk:The Life and Religion of Jifei Ruyi (1616-1671)en_US
dc.creatorZheng, Aihuaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Aihuaen_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study attempts to present a comprehensive study of Jifei Ruyi (J. Sokuhi Nyoitsu, 1616-1671)'s life. Jifei was originally a monk of Wanfusi (J. Manpukuji) at Mount Huangbo, China, and one of Yinyuan Longqi (J. Ingen Ryuki, 1592-1673)'s leading dharma heirs. He contributed as a founding leader of the Wanfusi expatriates to the establishment and consolidation of Manpukuji in the seventeenth century Japan. Chief among his achievements is his introduction of the Chan style and literati cultural activity of the late Ming China (1368-1644). Jifei's syncretic religious practice combined Linji Chan (J. Rinzai Zen) style and elements from other Buddhist denominations, with his Chan modeled mainly on the teachings of Linji Yixuan (d.867). Jifei's filial piety, Confucian kinship and Buddhist sectarian consciousness, and cultural practice of literati ideal reflect his unitary vision of Confucianism and Buddhism, a popular socio-religious trend during the time.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectManpukujien_US
dc.subjectObaku Zenen_US
dc.subjectthe Seventeenth-Century China and Japanen_US
dc.subjectWanfusien_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEast Asian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWu, Jiangen_US
dc.contributor.chairPao-Tao, Chia-linen_US
dc.contributor.chairKim, Hwansooen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPao-Tao, Chia-linen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKim, Hwansooen_US
dc.identifier.proquest10546en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659752283en_US
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