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Author Pan, An-yi.

Title Painting faith : Li Gonglin and Northern Song Buddhist culture / by An-yi Pan
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 396 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Sinica Leidensia, 0169-9563 ; v. 77
Sinica Leidensia ; v. 77
Contents Longmian Chan and the foundation of Li Gonglin's Buddhist learning -- Longmian Mountain Villa as earthly paradise -- Li Gonglin, an early Chinese Chan painter -- Li Gonglin's White lotus society picture -- White lotus society picture and Li Gonglin's pure land faith
Summary Despite Li Gonglin's (ca. 1049-1106) deep faith in Buddhism and the large number of recorded and extant Buddhist paintings associated with or ascribed to this great painter, twentieth century scholarship on Li Gonglin has focused primarily on his literatus identity and Confucian art oeuvres. This book departs from this traditional view to establish Li Gonglin's importance in Chinese Buddhist art history through both the local Longmian Chan and the larger Northern Song religious contexts. It offers a fresh understanding of the impact the intermingling of Tiantai, Pure Land, Huayan and Chan philosophies and practices had on Li Gonglin's faith and art. Painting Buddhist subjects to Li Gonglin was an expression of faith
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-367) and index
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SUBJECT Li, Gonglin, 1049-1106 -- Criticism and interpretation
Li, Gonglin, 1049-1106 fast (OCoLC)fst00124827
Subject Ink painting, Chinese -- Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368.
Buddhist art and symbolism -- China
ART -- History -- General.
Buddhist art and symbolism.
Ink painting, Chinese -- Song-Yuan dynasties.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789047421948