Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China

Praying for Power Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late Ming China In th and th century China Buddhists and Confucians alike flooded local Buddhist monasteries with donations As gentry numbers grew faster than the imperial bureaucracy traditional Confucian care

  • Title: Praying for Power: Buddhism and the Formation of Gentry Society in Late-Ming China
  • Author: Timothy Brook
  • ISBN: 9780674697751
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 17th and 18th century China, Buddhists and Confucians alike flooded local Buddhist monasteries with donations As gentry numbers grew faster than the imperial bureaucracy, traditional Confucian careers were closed to many but visible philanthropy could publicize elite status outside the state realm Actively sought by fund raising abbots, such patronage affected instituIn 17th and 18th century China, Buddhists and Confucians alike flooded local Buddhist monasteries with donations As gentry numbers grew faster than the imperial bureaucracy, traditional Confucian careers were closed to many but visible philanthropy could publicize elite status outside the state realm Actively sought by fund raising abbots, such patronage affected institutional Buddhism After exploring the relation of Buddhism to Ming Neo Confucianism, the growth of tourism to Buddhist sites, and the mechanisms and motives for charitable donations, Timothy Brook studies three widely separated and economically dissimilar counties He draws on rich data in monastic gazetteers to examine the patterns and social consequences of patronage.

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