Religion and Canon Formation: Buddhism, Vernacular Literature, and the Case of Jin Shengtan (1608-1661)

@article{Sieber2000ReligionAC,
  title={Religion and Canon Formation: Buddhism, Vernacular Literature, and the Case of Jin Shengtan (1608-1661)},
  author={P. Sieber},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Religions},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={51-68}
}
  • P. Sieber
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Chinese Religions
of power, privilege, and wealth. Such had clearly been the case with the examination curriculum during late imperial times in China. Although the core texts of the curricular canon did not change during this time, a significant number of literati, including the key figure of the current essay, Jin Shengtan ~ ~ ~, entertained doubts as to whether the officially sanctioned genres and styles were the sole or most appropriate for the selection of worthy candidates. The collapse of the established… Expand