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Pilgrims, patrons, and place : localizing sanctity in Asian religions

Author: 篠原, 孝市. ; ; P E Granoff; Koichi Shinohara
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2003.
Series: Asian religions and society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work brings together essays by anthropologists, scholars of religion, and art historians on the subject of sacred place and sacred biography in Asia. The chapters span a broad geographical area that includes India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, and China, and explore issues from the classical and medieval periods to the present.
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Pilgrims, patrons, and place.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606938737
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 篠原, 孝市. ; ; P E Granoff; Koichi Shinohara
ISBN: 0774810386 9780774810388 9780774810395 0774810394
OCLC Number: 51582338
Description: 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The twenty-four dioceses and Zhang Daoling: the spatio-liturgical organization of early heavenly master Taoism / Franciscus Verellen --
The story of the Buddha's begging bowl: imagining a biography and sacred places / Koichi Shinohara --
Where ascetics get comfort and recluses go public: museums for Buddhist saints in Thailand / Louis Gabaude --
Paradise found, paradise lost: Harirām Vyās's love for Vrindāban and what hagiographers made of it / Heidi Pauwels --
Pilgrimage as revelation: Śaṅkaradeva's journey to Jagannātha Purī / Phyllis Granoff --
The 'Early Hindi' hagiographies by Anantadās / Winand M. Callewaert --
Dvārakā: the making of a sacred place / André Couture --
Place in the sacred biography at Borobudur / Robert L. Brown --
Ratannāth's travels / Véronique Bouillier --
The interweave of place, space, and biographical discourse at a South Indian religious centre / K.I. Koppedrayer --
Portraiture and Jain sacred place: the patronage of the ministers Vastupāla and Tejaḥpāla / Jack C. Laughlin --
Saints and sacred places in Saurashtra and Kutch: the cases of the Naklaṃki cult and the Jakhs / Françoise Mallison.
Series Title: Asian religions and society series.
Responsibility: edited by Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara.

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