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The Great State of White and High
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“A major contribution to our understanding of the rise of the Tangut as a cultural and political unity.” —Studies of Central and East Asian Religions

“Ruth Dunnell's long-awaited book on Buddhism and Tangut state formation expands on themes raised in her earlier work on Tangut history, in particular, the place of Buddhism in the early Xia state officially founded by Li (Weiming) Yuanhao in 1038 and the role of the empress dowager regents in preserving that state against external and internal enemies.” —China Review International

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Conventions
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Xia Rulers and Reign Era Titles
  2. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. Genealogy of Eleventh-Century Xia Dynastic Alliances
  2. p. xx
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  1. Brief Chronology of the Main Events in Xia History
  2. pp. xxi-xxvi
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  1. PART 1 Buddhism in Eleventh-Century Xia
  2. p. 1
  1. Chapter 1 Introduction
  2. pp. 3-26
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  1. Chapter 2 Buddhism and Monarchy in the Early Tangut State
  2. pp. 27-49
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  1. Chapter 3 Buddhism under the Regencies (1049–1099)
  2. pp. 50-83
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  1. PART 2 The 1094 Stele Inscriptions from Liangzhou
  2. p. 85
  1. Chapter 4 A History of the Dayun(Huguo) Temple at Liangzhou
  2. pp. 87-117
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  1. Chapter 5 Annotated Translation of the 1094 Stele Inscriptions
  2. pp. 118-132
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  1. Chapter 6 Reading between the Lines: A Comparison and Analysis of the Tangut and Han Texts
  2. pp. 133-156
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  1. Chapter 7 Conclusion
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. Appendices
  2. p. 161
  1. Appendix A. Photoreproductions of Rubbings of the 1094 Gantong Stūpa Stele Inscriptions
  2. pp. 163-172
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  1. Appendix B. Chronology of Sources Recording or Discussing the Inscriptions on the Gantong Stūpa Stele
  2. pp. 173-178
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  1. Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  2. p. 179
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-241
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  1. A Select Glossary of Chinese Names and Terms
  2. pp. 243-252
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 253-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-278
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