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Surviving nirvana : death of the Buddha in Chinese visual culture

Author: Sonya S Lee
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2010.
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The Buddha's nirvana marks one of the pivotal moments in the history of Buddhism. This work explores how this event was made into a powerful allegory of survival in premodern China through the nirvana image.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Art
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lee, Sonya S.
Surviving nirvana.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010381370
(OCoLC)489002992
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonya S Lee
ISBN: 9789882205826 9882205828 9789882205833 9882205836
OCLC Number: 707092903
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 355 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Doubles: stone implements --
Transformation: pictorial narratives --
Family matters: nirvana caves --
Impermanent burials: relic deposits.
Other Titles: Death of the Buddha in Chinese visual culture
Responsibility: Sonya S. Lee.

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The first book in the English language to examine how the Buddha's nirvana was represented and received in the visual culture of China. Mining a selection of well-documented and well-preserved  Read more...

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Sonya Lee has crafted an excellent, carefully nuanced, and comprehensive study of the powerful symbolism embodied in images of the Buddha's 'death' from the sixth through the twelfth centuries. Lee's Read more...

 
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