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Huayan Buddhism was a sect, or school, of Buddhism which emerged during the Tang Dynasty of Chinese history. Among its greatest masters was Fazang (643-712). The sect emphasized a dichotomy between formless principle, called li, and visible or manifest phenomena, known as shi.


  • Conrad Schirokauer, et al, A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations, Fourth Edition, Cengage Learning (2012), 113.