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In Quest of Orthodoxy: The Historiography of the Tiantai Buddhism in the Late Ming

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Bingtao Ma

Doctor of Philosophy, Lecturer, Guangdong University of Finance, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510521, China.

*Corresponding author: Bingtao Ma

Abstract

This article aims to reveal the characteristics of the Tiantai Buddhism in the late Ming. During the Buddhist revival in the late Ming, the Tiantai Buddhism also recreated itself from the brink of extinction and became an influential faction in southeast China. By examining the sectarian characteristic of Tiantai Buddhism, this article reveals the quest of orthodoxy was at the core of the recreation and historiography of Tiantai tradition. Through this research, the syncretic tendency in late Ming Buddhism should be further considered, different “models” of syncretism intentionally “prunes the Bodhi tree” according to their own understanding of Buddhism and the needs of their time, all different models of syncretism claimed that they are the orthodox representation of Buddhism. In different scheme of doctrinal classification, all of them inevitably put their own theory as the highest or the core teaching of Buddhism.

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How to cite this paper

In Quest of Orthodoxy: The Historiography of the Tiantai Buddhism in the Late Ming

How to cite this paper: Bingtao Ma. (2022) In Quest of Orthodoxy: The Historiography of the Tiantai Buddhism in the Late Ming. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science6(3), 390-394.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2022.09.015

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