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The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion and the Chinese Martial Arts
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Hawaii Pr
Publication date March 1, 2008
Pages 281
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780824831103
ISBN-10 0824831101
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $54.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: "The Shaolin Monastery" charts, for the first time in any language, the history of the Shaolin Temple and the evolution of its world-renowned martial arts. In this meticulously researched and eminently readable study, Meir Shahar considers the economic, political, and religious factors that led Shaolin monks to disregard the Buddhist prohibition against violence and instead create fighting techniques that by the twenty-first century have spread throughout the world. He reveals the intimate connection between monastic violence and the veneration of the violent divinities of Buddhism and analyzes the Shaolin association of martial discipline and the search for spiritual enlightenment.

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1 edition from Univ of Hawaii Pr (March 1, 2008)
9780824831103 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $54.00
About: "The Shaolin Monastery" charts, for the first time in any language, the history of the Shaolin Temple and the evolution of its world-renowned martial arts.
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1 edition from Univ of Hawaii Pr (November 1, 2008); titled "The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts"
9780824833497 | details & prices | 281 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.00
About: "The Shaolin Monastery" charts, for the first time in any language, the history of the Shaolin Temple and the evolution of its world-renowned martial arts.

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