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Author Chou, Wen-Shing

Title Mount Wutai. Visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain / wen-Shing Chou
Published Lawrenceville : Princeton University Press, 2018

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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Imperial Replicas; 2 Miracles in Translation; 3 Landscape and Lineage; 4 Panoramic Maps; Coda; Appendixes; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Photo Credits
Summary The northern Chinese mountain range of Mount Wutai has been a preeminent site of international pilgrimage for over a millennium. Home to more than one hundred temples, the entire range is considered a Buddhist paradise on earth, and has received visitors ranging from emperors to monastic and lay devotees. Mount Wutai explores how Qing Buddhist rulers and clerics from Inner Asia, including Manchus, Tibetans, and Mongols, reimagined the mountain as their own during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Wen-Shing Chou examines a wealth of original source materials in multiple languages and media - many never before published or translated - such as temple replicas, pilgrimage guides, hagiographic representations, and panoramic maps. She shows how literary, artistic, and architectural depictions of the mountain permanently transformed the site's religious landscape and redefined Inner Asia's relations with China. Chou addresses the pivotal but previously unacknowledged history of artistic and intellectual exchange between the varying religious, linguistic, and cultural traditions of the region. The reimagining of Mount Wutai was a fluid endeavor that proved central to the cosmopolitanism of the Qing Empire, and the mountain range became a unique site of shared diplomacy, trade, and religious devotion between different constituents, as well as a spiritual bridge between China and Tibet. A compelling exploration of the changing meaning and significance of one of the world's great religious sites, Mount Wutai offers an important new framework for understanding Buddhist sacred geography
Analysis Amdo
Apparitions (TV series)
Beijing
Bhikkhu
Bodhisattva
Buddhism
Buddhist art
Buddhist cosmology
Buddhist pilgrimage
Buddhist symbolism
Buddhist temple
Buddhist texts
Chakravartin
Chan Buddhism
Chengde
Chengdu
China proper
China
Chinese Buddhism
Chinese language
Chinese literature
Cloister
Confucianism
Cosmography
Dalai Lama
Deity
Dunhuang
Ethnological Museum of Berlin
Evocation
Gazetteer
Guanyin
Gyatso
Hagiography
Iconography
Illustration
Imperial Preceptor
Incarnation (Christianity)
Incarnation
Inner Asia
Inner Mongolia
Jokhang
Kangyur
Khenpo Sodargye
Khenpo
Kumbum
Larung Gar
Lhasa
Literature
Mahayana
Missionary
Mogao Caves
Monastery
Mongols
Mount Wutai
Mountain range
Narrative
National Palace Museum
Northern Wei
Nyingma
Pecha
Potala Palace
Printing
Publication
Qianlong Emperor
Qing dynasty
Qingliang Shan
Reincarnation
Religion
Religious identity
Religious text
Rubin Museum of Art
Sacred mountains
Sakya
Samye
Sanskrit
Scholasticism
Sect
Sentient beings (Buddhism)
Shambhala
Shanxi
Shrine
Sichuan
Stele
Stupa
Sudhana
Sutra
Tantra
Taoism
Thangka
The Buddhist (TV channel)
Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan people
Transliteration
Vajra
Veneration
Vihara
Vimalamitra
Vulture Peak
Woodblock printing
Writing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Buddhist temples -- China -- Wutai Mountains
Cultural landscapes -- China -- Wutai Mountains
Buddhism and culture.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
ART -- History -- General.
Buddhism and culture
Buddhist temples
Cultural landscapes
Buddhismus
Tempel
Wutai Mountains (China) -- Symbolic representation
China -- Wutai Mountains
China
Wutai Shan
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780691191126
0691191123