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Building a sacred mountain : the Buddhist architecture of China's Mount Wutai

Author: Wei-Cheng Lin; Barbara E Williams
Series: Art history publication initiative.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the tenth century CE, Mount Wutai had become a major pilgrimage site within the emerging culture of a distinctively Chinese Buddhism. This book traces confluence of factors that produced this  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wei-Cheng Lin; Barbara E Williams
ISBN: 9780295805351 0295805358
OCLC Number: 930855664
Notes: XCS94/99X201506.
Description: 1 online resource (344 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsChronology of Chinese DynastiesIntroduction1. Building the Monastery, Locating the Sacred Presence2. Entering the Mountains, Localizing the Sacred Presence3. The Sacred Presence in Place and in Vision4. Mediating the Distance to Mount Wutai5. Reconfiguring the Center6. Narrative, Visualization, and Transposition of Mount WutaiConclusionAppendix 1Appendix 2Appendix 3Conventions and AbbreviationsNotesGlossaryBibliographyList of IllustrationsIndex
Series Title: Art history publication initiative.
Other Titles: E-Libro 201506 (Servicio en línea)
Responsibility: Wei-Cheng Lin , Barbara E. Williams, design.

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[A] rich and nuanced historicization of Mount Wutai's ascent and transformations from the third through the tenth century, and an insightful account of the ever-shifting and contextual grounds of Read more...

 
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