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The Practice and Critique of “Earthliness” in Contemporary Asian Buddhism and the Modernization of Neo-Confucianism Author: Hsing-Ling Lee (Department of Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University, Professor; Department of Chinese / Chinese Education, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Visiting Professor)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 62, No. 1
Date:March 2017


Buddhism, which has the characteristics of humanism and a social-ministry spirit, has experienced social movements and the conflicts of democratic reform in Asian countries. It has developed its concept of human nature through the blending of constructive and critical orientations. The aims of this study were to research Buddhism in the contemporary societies of Asian countries (e.g., India, Tibet, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, and Taiwan), present two paradigms of concrete humanist practice, engage in a dialogue with Neo-Confucian concepts of democracy, and reexamine the problems of political violence within ideology through the Buddhist positions of rational self-criticism and self-reflection in communication. In addition to these areas, this article considers the lives of oppressed individuals in contemporary legal and political deviations from Buddhist and Confucian perspectives, and it examines the possibilities for such individuals to free themselves from these restrictions.

Keywords:Humanistic Buddhism, State of Exception, bare life, Neo-Confucianism, Engaged Buddhism

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  1. 西晉•法炬、法立譯,《法句譬喻經》,見錄於高楠順次郎、渡邊海旭等(監修)《大正新脩大藏經》,第4冊(臺北市:新文豐出版社,1983)。
  2. 東晉•佛陀跋陀羅等譯,《摩訶僧祇律》卷26,見錄於高楠順次郎、渡邊海旭等(監修)《大正新脩大藏經》,第22冊(臺北市:新文豐出版社,1983)。
  3. 東晉•僧伽提婆譯,《中阿含經》,見錄於高楠順次郎、渡邊海旭等(監修)《大正新脩大藏經》,第1冊(臺北市:新文豐出版社,1983)。
  4. 劉宋•求那跋陀羅譯,《雜阿含經》,見錄於高楠順次郎、渡邊海旭等(監修)《大正新脩大藏經》,第2冊(臺北市:新文豐出版社,1983)。
  5. 劉宋•佛陀什等譯,《彌沙塞部和醯五分律》,見錄於高楠順次郎、渡邊海旭等(監修)《大正新脩大藏經》,第22冊(臺北市:新文豐出版社,1983)。
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APA FormatLee, H.-L. (2017). The practice and critique of “earthliness” in contemporary Asian buddhism and the modernization of neo-confucianism. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University, 62(1), 1-28.
Chicago FormatLee, Hsing-Ling. “The Practice and Critique of “Earthliness” in Contemporary Asian Buddhism and the Modernization of Neo-Confucianism.” Journal of National Taiwan Normal University 62, no. 1 (2017): 1-28.