Scholars and students of Chinese and religious history, or with a more general interest in Buddhism, China, or biography; undergraduates
James Carter, Professor of History, St. Joseph's University
James Carter is Professor of History at Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia. He is also past president of the Historical Society for 20th-Century China and the Chief Editor of Twentieth-Century China.
"For every move of Tanxu, Carter provides the historical background information that helps the readers understand the circumstances of his actions. The result is a vivid and accessible account of a monk's life in a turbulent period in China's history."
Prologue: The Present Past
1.: Not Far From Anywhere
2.: Leaving Home
3.: New Worlds
5.: Conditioned Arising
6.: Ice and Fire
7.: Famine and Flight
9.: Life During Wartime