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The Buddha in Lanna : art, lineage, power, and place in northern Thailand

Author: Angela S Chiu
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is an in-depth historical study of the Thai tradition of donation of that most iconic of Thai art objects, the Buddha image. Angela S. Chiu introduces stories from tamnan (chronicles), monastic histories and legends from the Lanna region centred in today's northern Thailand.
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Chiu, Angela S.
Buddha in Lanna.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016044851
(OCoLC)951753960
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela S Chiu
ISBN: 9780824858759 0824858751 9780824873127 0824873122 9780824873684 0824873688
OCLC Number: 974804057
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Buddha images and devotees : lineages of people and places --
Buddha images and the monkhood : monastic political power beyond the cloister --
Buddha images and place : materializing the Buddha's agency in the landscape --
Buddha images and relics : form, place, and history --
Buddha images as objects of donation : intention, wishes, and economic value in inscriptions on the bases of images --
Buddha images as objects of transferrable power : the physical and social processes of copying images.
Responsibility: Angela S. Chiu.

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