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OFFENDERS, SINNERS AND CRIMINALS: THE CONSUMPTION OF FORBIDDEN FOOD *
One of the most distinguishing features of a Chinesemonk and nun is therefusal to eat or drink certain types of food: it is forbidden to drink alcohol, to eat meat or fish, or to consume five… Expand
Monks for Hire
Throughout history, Chinese monastic Buddhism has been characterised by a dichotomy between its religious ideal of austerity and the actual wealth of its monasteries. While this contradiction often… Expand
Beyond Buddhist apology: the political use of Buddhism by emperor Wu of the Liang Dynasty (r. 502-549)
- Tom De Rauw