Date of Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
First Committee Member
Curley, Melissa Anne-Marie
Second Committee Member
Smith, Frederick M.
The interactions between Chinese religions has occupied an enormous amount of scholarly attention in many fields because there have been direct and indirect consequences resulting from the interactions among Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. These religious traditions have obviously influenced each other in many respects such as rituals, doctrines, textual materials, philosophy and so on. Accordingly, I will, in this paper, critically analyze the implications of the interactions between Buddhism and Daoism by examining Twofold Mystery. Since Twofold Mystery is heavily dependent on Madhyamaka Buddhist concepts, this study will, on the one hand, examine the influence of Madhyamaka Buddhism on the development of Twofold Mystery. On the other hand, it will critically survey how Twofold Mystery remained faithful to the Daoist worldview.
Comparative Religious Studies, Emptiness, Madhyamaka Buddhism, Tetralemma, Twofold Mystery Daoism
iii, 63 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-63).
Copyright 2013 Cuma Ozkan
Ozkan, Cuma. "A comparative analysis: Buddhist Madhyamaka and Daoist Chongxuan (twofold mystery) in the early Tang (618-720)." MA (Master of Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2013.