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The Resource Mount Wutai. Visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain, wen-Shing Chou

Mount Wutai. Visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain, wen-Shing Chou

Label
Mount Wutai. Visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain
Title
Mount Wutai. Visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain
Statement of responsibility
wen-Shing Chou
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
N$T
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Chou, Wen-Shing
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist temples
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Buddhism and culture
  • Wutai Mountains (China)
  • HISTORY
  • ART
  • Buddhism and culture
  • Buddhist temples
  • Cultural landscapes
  • China
  • Buddhismus
  • Tempel
  • China
  • Wutai Shan
Label
Mount Wutai. Visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain, wen-Shing Chou
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1051770919
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691191126
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40028084273
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc61s9c
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051770919
Label
Mount Wutai. Visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain, wen-Shing Chou
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1051770919
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691191126
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40028084273
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc61s9c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051770919

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