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The Water God's temple of the Guangsheng monastery : cosmic function of art, ritual and theater

Author: Anning Jing
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002.
Series: Sinica Leidensia, v. 53.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation of the myth, history, inscriptions, architecture, sculpture, painting, iconological program, festival, rituals and theater of the only known intact ancient dragon king temple in China  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jing, Anning, 1953-
Water God's temple of the Guangsheng monastery.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002
(OCoLC)945916168
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anning Jing
ISBN: 9004119566 9789004119567 9004119256 9789004119253
OCLC Number: 46462813
Description: x, 294 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Water God's Temple. The Temple Inscriptions. History of the Temple. Architecture and Sclupture. The Murals. The Style of the Murals. Previous Studies of the Murals --
2. The Rituals. Dragon as Controller of Rain. The Huo Spring. The Huo Mountain. Officials as Rainmakers. The Celestial Dragon. Mingying Wang as the god of the Huo Mountain. Mingying Wang. The Imperial Petition for Rain. Visualization in Rainmaking. Sports, Games, Language, and Ritual. Clouds and Rain, Woman and Man. Acquiring Yu (Fish) and Releasing Yu (Rain) --
3. The Drama. Theme of the Drama. Buddhists Versus Daoists. Immortal Lu Versus Yellow Dragon. Yellow Dragon Versus White Peony. White Peony Versus Immortal Lu. Chinese Courtesans Versus Indian Devadasis.
Series Title: Sinica Leidensia, v. 53.
Responsibility: by Anning Jing.
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