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With a single glance : Buddhist icon and early Mikkyō vision

Author: Cynthea J Bogel
Publisher: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'With a Single Glance' considers the visual culture of the Japanese esoteric Buddhist tradition, Mikkyo, at the time of its introduction to Japan early in the ninth century.
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Bogel, Cynthea J.
With a single glance.
Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)737702438
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthea J Bogel
ISBN: 9780295989204 0295989203
OCLC Number: 298669052
Description: xi, 476 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Definitions and dynamics. Ch. 1. Esoteric Buddhism and Mikkyō --
Ch. 2. A religion of images --
Ch. 3. The function of icons and visuality as function --
pt. 2. Mikkyō visual culture and its sources. Ch. 4. Kūkai and China : inheriting Mikkyō visual culture --
Ch. 5. Kūkai and Japan : transmitting Mikkyō visual culture --
pt. 3. Visions and cosmologies. Ch. 6. Sight and syncretism --
Ch. 7. What they saw : the image looks back --
pt. 4. Vision, ritual, and imagery. Ch. 8. Contemplations and contemplative imagery --
Ch. 9. Mikkyō ritual and imagery within ritual --
pt. 5. Choreographies of ritual space. Ch. 10. Mikkyō topographies : the spaces icons inhabited --
Ch. 11. The Tōji Karma mandala --
Glossary of Japanese characters --
Notes --
Selected bibliography.
Responsibility: Cynthea J. Bogel.

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