The foundations of the Tiantai Tiantai Buddhism in the mountains: Identification Techniques in the creation and re-establishment of a Buddhist order Chinese on a ridge.

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Study of Buddhism
    • Religion and society
Tiantai-Buddhism Guoqing monastery Zhiyi
Project description

The Buddhist Tiantai school was different from all other schools of Chinese Buddhism, as it remained confined

to the Tiantai Mountains, while other schools spread over all of China. I will demonstrate that the Tiantai

school's dedication to this area resulted from the devotion to the school founder, Zhiyi, who chose the Tiantai

Mountains as the site for his school.