Prof. Dr. Jinhua Chen: Market and Merit: Reconsidering the Monastic Financial and Banking system under the Rule of Emperor Liang Wudi (r. 502-549)

Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, KWZ 0.609 Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, Göttingen

Scholars have made great strides to study the important role that Buddhism played in promoting economic, financial, and commercial activities in medieval China. There is, however, one limitation is in need of addressing: almost singular focus on the economic activities carried out within or in connection with the saṃgha, with little attention to the economic […]