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ORCID

https://orcid.org/my-orcid/0000-0003-0356-4349

Access Type

Campus-Only Access for Five (5) Years

Document Type

thesis

Embargo Period

3-1-2021

Degree Program

Chinese

Degree Type

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Year Degree Awarded

2020

Month Degree Awarded

September

Abstract

The present academic studies on Wang Wei usually focus on his landscape poems and claim that these landscape poems imply Buddhism. Their methods usually analyze Wang Wei’s Buddhist tendencies from his life experience. But it needs more textual analysis to prove that the relationship between his poem and Buddhism. The Introduction section provides the relationship between the Buddhist principles and Wang Wei’s Buddhist poems. The Buddhist principles were figuratively represented in Wang Wei’s poems by describing certain images from Buddhist Sutras. Chapter 1 presents the analysis of the couplets of each Buddhist poem through their connection to Buddhist doctrines. Chapter 2 summarizes the characteristics of Wang Wei’s Buddhist poems and emphasizes the use of Buddhist philosophy as a poetic image.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/17795380

First Advisor

David K. Schneider

Second Advisor

Zhongwei Shen

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