Surviving nirvana : death of the Buddha in Chinese visual culture (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. [book title] is the first book in the English language to examine how this historic moment was represented and received in the visual culture of China. It is also a study about a pictoral image that has been in use for over 1,500 years."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.; Gautama Buddha.; Buddha
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonya S Lee
ISBN: 9789622091252 9622091253
OCLC Number: 489002992
Description: xv, 355 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Doubles : stone implements --
Transformation : pictorial narratives --
Family matters : nirvana caves --
Impermanent burials : relic deposits --
Appendices : Chinese texts of inscriptional materials. The Chicago Stele ; The Shanxi Stele ; The Shengli Stele from Mogao Cave 332 ; The Dali Stele from Mogao Cave 148 ; From the Jingzhi Monastery Pagoda Crypt ; From the Jingzhong Cloister Pagoda Crypt.
Other Titles: Death of the Buddha in Chinese visual culture
Responsibility: Sonya S. Lee.

Abstract:

"The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. [book title] is the first book in the English language to examine how this historic moment was represented and received in the visual culture of China. It is also a study about a pictoral image that has been in use for over 1,500 years."--Jacket.

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