• Sebastian Musch
Part of the Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies book series (PSAGR)


In this chapter, the author provides a short overview on the history of German Buddhism and how Buddhism became a fashionable topic among the German cultural and intellectual elite. The author discusses notions as the German-Jewish symbiosis and Oriental Renaissance and how they relate to the topic of the book. The concepts of substantive Buddhism and supplementary Buddhism are introduced.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Musch
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryOsnabrück UniversityOsnabrückGermany

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