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Recovering Buddhism in Modern China$
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Jan Kiely and J. Brooks Jessup

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172769

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.001.0001

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Buddhist Activism, Urban Space, and Ambivalent Modernity in 1920s Shanghai

Buddhist Activism, Urban Space, and Ambivalent Modernity in 1920s Shanghai

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(p.37) 1 Buddhist Activism, Urban Space, and Ambivalent Modernity in 1920s Shanghai
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Recovering Buddhism in Modern China
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J. Brooks Jessup

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0002

J. Brooks Jessup’s chapter explores how Chinese Buddhist identity acquired new meaning in the modern urban context of early twentieth-century Shanghai. Focusing on the construction of religious space at one of the city's premiere lay Buddhist associations, Jessup shows that Buddhist identity expressed a deep ambivalence on the part of Chinese elites toward urban modernity.

Keywords:   lay Buddhist, religious associations, religious identity, urban modernity, Shanghai, Republican China

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