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Title The transnational cult of Mount Wutai : historical and comparative perspectives / edited by Susan Andrews, Jinhua Chen, Guang Kuan
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 471 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
Series Studies on East Asian religions, 2452-0098 ; volume 2
Studies on East Asian religions ; v. 2. 2452-0098
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Figures, Tables and Maps -- Abbreviations Used in the Footnotes -- Introduction -- Susan Andrews and Jinhua Chen -- Part 1 -- Court Patronage and State Control -- Chapter 1 -- From Mount Wutai to the Seven Jewel Tower: Monk Degan and Political Propaganda of the Wuzhou Period -- Yinggang Sun -- Chapter 2 -- Faith and Realpolitik: Tang Dynasty Esoteric Buddhism at Mount Wutai -- Geoffrey C. Goble -- Chapter 3 -- Monastic Officials on Mount Wutai under the Ming dynasty -- Guang Kuan -- Chapter 4
How Important is Mount Wutai? Sacred Space in a Zen Mirror -- T.H. Barrett -- Part 3 -- Changing Practices at Mount Wutai -- Chapter 10 -- Lama Nenghai's Imprint on Mount Wutai: Sino-Tibetan Buddhism among the Five Plateaus since the 1930s -- Ester Bianchi -- Chapter 11 -- The Pure Land Teachings of Fazhao and the Mañjuśrī Cult of Mount Wutai -- Kai Sheng -- Chapter 12 -- Fazhao, Jin Bifeng, and Constructed Histories of Buddhist Chant and Music at Mount Wutai -- Beth Szczepanski -- Part 4 -- Replicating Mount Wutai -- Chapter 13
The Legacy of the True Visage: The Mañjuśrī Statues at Zhenrong Yuan and Shuxiang Si of Mount Wutai -- Sun-ah Choi -- Chapter 14 -- Khotan and Mount Wutai: The Significance of Central Asian Actors in the Making of the Mountain Cult -- Imre Hamar -- Chapter 15 -- Transnational Mountain Cult, Local Religiopolitical and Economic Concerns: Mount Wutai and the Kamakura period miracle tales of Tōnomine -- Susan Andrews -- Chapter 16 -- The Emergence of the "Five-Terrace Mountain" Cult in Korea -- Sangyop Lee -- Chapter 17
Flying Mañjuśrī and Moving Mount Wutai Towards the Xi Xia Period: As Seen from Dunhuang Caves -- Wei-Cheng Lin -- Index
Summary "The Transnational Cult of Mount Wutai explores the pan-East Asian significance of sacred Mount Wutai from the Northern Dynasties to the present day. Offering novel readings of comparatively familiar visual and textual sources and, in many cases, examining unstudied or understudied noncanonical materials, the papers collected here illuminate the roles that both local actors and individuals dwelling far beyond Mount Wutai's borders have played in its making and remaking as a holy place for more than fifteen hundred years. The work aims to contribute to our understanding of the ways that sacred geography is made and remade in new places and times"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 12, 2021)
Subject Mañjūśrī
Buddhism -- China -- Wutai Mountains -- History
Mañjuśrī (Buddhist deity) -- Cult -- China -- Wutai Mountains
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages -- China -- Wutai Mountains
Sacred space -- China -- Wutai Mountains
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages
Sacred space
Wutai Mountains (China) -- Religion -- History
Wutai Mountains (China) -- History
Wutai Mountains (China) -- Religion
China -- Wutai Mountains
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Andrews, Susan (Specialist in Buddhism and East Asian religions), editor.
Chen, Jinhua, 1966- editor.
Guang, Kuan, editor.
LC no. 2019048625
ISBN 900441987X