The Women of Ciji

by on Tuesday, 10 October 2006 Comments
Master Zhengyan is certainly one of the main religious figures of Taiwan, a figure that expresses a multi-faceted personality: she is at the same time a Buddhist master, a visionary, a mother, a patriarch, a commander-in-chief… In her youth, she struggled with her mother and her family, rejected the socially-expected roles of wife and mother, wandered in the wilderness of eastern Taiwan and became a Buddhist nun. In all these acts, Zhengyan was a rebel, and yet she became famous as a champion of traditional Confucian ideals through her particular interpretation of Buddhism.
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