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The impact of Buddhism on Chinese material culture

Author: John Kieschnick
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2003.
Series: Buddhisms.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the first century, when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion shaped Chinese philosophy, beliefs, and ritual. This study shows that Buddhism brought with it an array of objects as well as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kieschnick
ISBN: 0691096759 9780691096759 0691096767 9780691096766
OCLC Number: 49872045
Description: viii, 343 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Buddhist Critique of the Material World --
Objects in Service to the Dharma --
Attitudes toward Buddhist Objects in China --
On the Term Material Culture --
Scholarship on Material Culture --
Objects and the History of Religion --
Sacred Power --
Relics --
Icons --
Symbolism --
The Monastic Uniform --
The Rosary --
The Ruyi Scepter --
Merit --
Monasteries --
Bridges --
Accidents and Incidentals --
The Chair --
Sugar --
Tea --
The Role of Monks --
Beyond Monks --
The Illusion of Impact.
Series Title: Buddhisms.
Responsibility: John Kieschnick.
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I fully recommend this book... Kieschnick deserves high praise for a thoughtful and sustained presentation of a crucial element of the Chinese Buddhist tradition. -- Alan Cole Journal of Chinese Read more...

 
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