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Sometimes a story is just a story : story collections and the popularization of Buddhism in Japan

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Sometimes a story is just a story : story collections and the popularization of Buddhism in Japan

Rice, Chandra (1998) Sometimes a story is just a story : story collections and the popularization of Buddhism in Japan. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis examines the story collections written in the eighth through twelfth centuries in Japan. The thesis questions the traditional scholarly assumptions concerning who wrote the story collections and why. I question the argument that the story collections were written by the Buddhist clergy to encourage the folk lay population of Japan to listen to Buddhist sermons. The story collections are not limited to Buddhist tales nor are the authors limited to monks or priests. I suggest instead that the story collections were written by a variety of different authors for a variety of different reasons.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Religion
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Rice, Chandra
Pagination:viii, 143 leaves, [21] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Religion
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):Orr, Leslie
ID Code:551
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:15
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