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Buddhism in Koryo: A Royal Religion

Editor: Lewis R. Lancaster, Kikun Suh and Chai-Shin Yu
Author: , , , , ,
Publisher: , 1996
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In this volume, we catch glimpses of Buddhism in the Koryo period at its height. It was a time when the religion made significant contributions to the development of Korean culture. Art and literature flourished under the support of the central government. Monasteries of great beauty were constructed, and the monastic community was productive in philosophical discourse. Korea was one of the great centers of Buddhist life in East Asia and this gave it prestige and recognition by surrounding states. Koryo Buddhism was in many ways a royal religion.

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Introduction – LEWIS LANCASTER
Buddhism and Koryo Society – HO HUNG-SIK
Buddhism During Koryo – SHIGEO KAMATA
The Historical Accounts of Buddhism – AN KYE-HYON
Chinul’s explanation of Emptiness in the Meditation School – KO IK-CHIN
Characteristics of Traditional Meditation Schools in Late Kory6: Focusing on Chigyom, Iryon and Ch’onchaek – YI CHAE-CHANG
The Buddhist Canon in the Koryo Period – LEWIS LANCASTER

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