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The halo of golden light : imperial authority and Buddhist ritual in Heian Japan

Author: Asuka Sango
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this pioneering study of the shifting status of the emperor within court society and the relationship between the state and the Buddhist community during the Heian period (794-1185), Asuka Sango  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asuka Sango
ISBN: 9780824839864 0824839862
OCLC Number: 910908490
Description: xxii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The emperor and the Golden light sutra --
Buddhist debate and the religious policy of the Heian state --
Clerical promotion: domination, resistance, and alternatives --
Buddhist rituals and the reconstitution of the Ritsuryo polity --
When rites go wrong: ritual and political conflict --
Ritual imitation and the retired emperor: reinventing imperial religious authority.
Responsibility: Asuka Sango.

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