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The Study on Buddhist Drama of Yuan Zaju - By the Point with the Unity of Three Religion

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2017, (37), pp.55-76
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2017..37.003
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture
  • Received : July 10, 2017
  • Accepted : August 10, 2017
  • Published : August 30, 2017

KwangYoungKim 1

1광주대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

At present Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju of Yuan dynasty remained are eight works. Among eight works, four works are about reaching nirvana, three works are about punitive justice, one work is about bringing buddhistic sacred book. Thouth Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju is buddhist drama, their contents are mixed with three religion. In the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju, We can see Buddhistic element, Confucian element and Taoistic element. At the Yuan dynasty Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism are the vogue. At that time the writer of Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju used three religions in the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju. In the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju, Buddhistic element performed major role. In the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju mostly hero is about Buddhism. In the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju most hero finnally be converted to Buddhism. In this point we can say these works are Buddhist drama. But in the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju, Confucian element and Taoistic element are mixed. In these works we can see Confucian element and Taoistic element. If we from the Confucian element say, In the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju we can see reality of at that time. For example in the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju, we can see loan sharking of at that time. And in the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju we can find Confucian concept. For example in these works we can find the thought of ioyalty and filial piety. If we from the Taoistic element say, In the Buddhist drama of Yuan Zaju we can see eternal life of hero.

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