The Activities and Significance of Temple Fraternities in Late Chosŏn Buddhism

  title={The Activities and Significance of Temple Fraternities in Late Chosŏn Buddhism},
  author={Sangkil Han and Sangkil Matty Wegehaupt},
  journal={Journal of Korean Religions},
  pages={29 - 63}
  • Sangkil Han, Sangkil Matty Wegehaupt
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Journal of Korean Religions
  • The Chosŏn dynasty is said to have been a period of venerating Confucianism and persecuting Buddhism. So long has the period been so considered that when Chosŏn Buddhism is talked about, it never fails to include mention of its waning and ailing situation throughout the period. However, if we consider the Korean temples of our day, which display classic Chosŏn style, not only in terms of tangible cultural properties such as paintings and statues, but also intangible ones such as music… CONTINUE READING
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