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Transformation of Buddhist Faith in the Late Qing and the Early Republic-An Investigation into Foxue congbao



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The Buddhism Publications in the early Republic accelerated the spread of Buddhist knowledge, and the most direct way to express the New and Old Trends of the Buddhist faith was in the publication. The significance of the Buddhism congbao, which was published in 1912, cannot be ignored. First, the Buddhism congbao was the first Buddhist journal in China, and opened up a new communications path for the development of modern Buddhist literature. Second, he Buddhism congbao was rich in its content, the journal authors were mostly famous Chinese and foreign Buddhist monks and scholars. And later, various Buddhist journals had been continuously published. The traditional Buddhism is a belief in the inherent soul and before the recent ages, people rarely examined whether the Buddhist faith met the scientific rationality. During the recent ages and under the impact of empirical science, the intellectuals viewed it in a rational aspect without the emotional one. Therefore, Buddhism, in order to respond to the impact of new ideas and not destroy the foundation of the Buddhist faith, new scientific methods are learned from the outside world, and also grow and develop from within its own tradition. These two ways intertwine in the the feature of transformation in recent Buddhist belief.