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Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

John Makeham


The Western roots of many aspects of modern Chinese thought have been well documented. Far less well understood, and still largely overlooked, are the influence and significance of the main exemplar of Indian thought in modern China: Yogācāra Buddhist philosophy. This situation is all the more anomalous given that the revival of Yogācāra thought among leading Chinese intellectuals in the first three decades of the twentieth century played a decisive role in shaping how they engaged with major currents in modern Chinese thought: empirical science; “mind science” or psychology; evolutionary theo ... More

Keywords: Yogācāra, China, modernity, logic, science, New Confucian thought, tradition

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199358120
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Makeham, editor
School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University

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