Astus wrote:I wonder what kind of transmission is there in Huayan and Faxiang...
Astus wrote:I doubt that there is any lineage from the Tang dynasty or from as late as the Qing. Even in Chan they had to reinvent the lineage several times and fill in the gaps of missing generations.
Astus wrote:Here are some studies on Chan lineage history:
* highly recommended
*John R. McRae: Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism
Albert Welter: Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism
John R. McRae: The Northern School and the formation of early Chʻan Buddhism
Wendi Leigh Adamek: The Mystique of Transmission: On an Early Chan History and Its Contexts
*Morten Schlütter: How Zen Became Zen: The Dispute Over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China
Elizabeth A. Morrison: The Power of Patriarchs: Qisong and Lineage in Chinese Buddhism
*Jiang Wu: Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China
And two extras not strictly on lineage:
Robert H. Sharf: Coming to Terms With Chinese Buddhism: A Reading of the Treasure Store Treatise
Albert Welter: The Linji Lu and the Creation of Chan Orthodoxy: The Development of Chan's Records of Sayings Literature
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