Project

Buddhism in the aristocratic milieu of the Mid Tang Dynasty (755-845): Buddhist undercurrent in the literary collections of scholar-officials

Duration
01 October 2016 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Medicinal chemistry
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
Keywords
Bai Juyi confucianism Buddhism
 
Project description

This research is an analysis of the literary oeuvre of Bai Juyi (772-846), one of the most important authors of the multi-cultural Tang Dynasty (618-907). Through a comparison of his official texts and his exchange poetry with colleagues, the division line between the private and the public realm in the intellectual, political and religious milieu of the Tang Dynasty are researched.