In this Book

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In a demonstration of the value of interdisciplinary, culture-based approaches, this collection of essays on "later" Chinese Buddhism takes us beyond the bedrock subjects of traditional Buddhist historiography--scriptures and commentaries, sectarian developments, lives of notable monks--to examine a wide range of extracanonical materials that illuminate cultural manifestations of Buddhism from the Song dynasty (960-1279) through the modern period. Straying from well-trodden paths, the authors often transgress the boundaries of their own disciplines: historians address architecture; art historians look to politics; a specialist in literature treats poetry that offers gendered insights into Buddhist lives. The broad-based cultural orientation of this volume is predicated on the recognition that art and religion are not closed systems requiring only minimal cross-indexing with other social or aesthetic phenomena but constituent elements in interlocking networks of practice and belief.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Cultural Intersections in Later Chinese Buddhism
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Liturgical Culture: Image, Text, and Ritual
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Religious Functions of Buddhist Art in China
  2. pp. 13-29
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  1. 2. Text, Image, and Transformation in the History of the Shuilu fahui, the Buddhist Rite for Deliverance of Creatures of Water and Land
  2. pp. 30-70
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  1. Literati Culture: Calligraphy and Poetry
  2. pp. 71-72
  1. 3. Buddhist Literati and Literary Monks: Social and Religious Elements in the Critical Reception of Zhang Jizhi’s Calligraphy
  2. pp. 73-86
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  1. 4. Through the Empty Gate: The Poetry of Buddhist Nuns in Late Imperial China
  2. pp. 87-114
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  1. The Political Sphere: Painting, Architecture, and Music
  2. pp. 115-116
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  1. 5. Imperial Engagements with Buddhist Art and Architecture: Ming Variations on an Old Theme
  2. pp. 117-144
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  1. 6. Miracles in Nanjing: An Imperial Record of the Fifth Karmapa’s Visit to the Chinese Capital
  2. pp. 145-169
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  1. 7. Thangkas for the Qianlong Emperor’s Seventieth Birthday
  2. pp. 170-188
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  1. 8 Beijing’s Zhihua Monastery: History and Restoration in China’s Capital
  2. pp. 189-208
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 209-218
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 219-220
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 221-234
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824862091
Related ISBN
9780824823085
MARC Record
OCLC
54393227
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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