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The Resource Monastic education in Korea : teaching monks about Buddhism in the modern age, Uri Kaplan

Monastic education in Korea : teaching monks about Buddhism in the modern age, Uri Kaplan

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Monastic education in Korea : teaching monks about Buddhism in the modern age
Title
Monastic education in Korea
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teaching monks about Buddhism in the modern age
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Uri Kaplan
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eng
Summary
"The central objective of this book lies in discovering which part of their enormous canonical and non-canonical literature Korean Buddhist professionals choose to focus on as the required curriculum in their training, and what they elect to leave out. It asks why these texts are chosen, who does the choosing, and how the selected pedagogical programs shape and reflect the way monks and nuns comprehend their religion and their roles within it. It is essentially fashioned as a biography of a curriculum. It centers on the birth, institutionalization, fall, and replacement of the "traditional" Korean Buddhist monastic curriculum over the course of the past five centuries. It illustrates how a particular sixteenth- and seventeenth-century pedagogic program was reimagined in the course of the twentieth century to become the sole unified Korean monastic program, only to be criticized and utterly reformed in the twenty-first. Through a detailed analysis of such modifications, I attempt to demonstrate how Korean Buddhist reformers today tend to imitate the pedagogical practices and canonize the textual totems of the contemporary international discipline of Buddhist studies, and how, by doing so, they ultimately transform Korean Buddhist orthodoxy from a particular kind of Chinese-centered scholastic Chan, to the broad, inclusive, pluralistic, Indian-focused religion we usually find in our English-language introductory textbooks"--
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Kaplan, Uri,
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illustrations
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Buddhism
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  • Buddhist monks
  • Buddhist education
  • Buddhist education
  • Buddhist monks
  • Korea (South)
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Monastic education in Korea : teaching monks about Buddhism in the modern age, Uri Kaplan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Traditional Curriculum -- Monastic Education in Twentieth-Century Korea -- Buddhism Simulating Buddhist Studies: Twenty-First-Century Reforms -- Toward Buddhist Pluralism: Monastic Graduate Schools and Internationalization -- Monastic Examinations and Bureaucratic Ranks
Control code
1126352552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages
Isbn
9780824882389
Lccn
2019048006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1126352552
Label
Monastic education in Korea : teaching monks about Buddhism in the modern age, Uri Kaplan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Traditional Curriculum -- Monastic Education in Twentieth-Century Korea -- Buddhism Simulating Buddhist Studies: Twenty-First-Century Reforms -- Toward Buddhist Pluralism: Monastic Graduate Schools and Internationalization -- Monastic Examinations and Bureaucratic Ranks
Control code
1126352552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages
Isbn
9780824882389
Lccn
2019048006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1126352552

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