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The Resource Signs from the unseen realm : Buddhist miracle tales from early medieval China, a translation and study by Robert Ford Campany

Signs from the unseen realm : Buddhist miracle tales from early medieval China, a translation and study by Robert Ford Campany

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Signs from the unseen realm : Buddhist miracle tales from early medieval China
Title
Signs from the unseen realm
Title remainder
Buddhist miracle tales from early medieval China
Statement of responsibility
a translation and study by Robert Ford Campany
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
In early medieval China hundreds of Buddhist miracle texts were circulated, inaugurating a trend that would continue for centuries. Each tale recounted extraordinary events involving Chinese persons and places--events seen as verifying claims made in Buddhist scriptures, demonstrating the reality of karmic retribution, or confirming the efficacy of Buddhist devotional practices. Robert Ford Campany, one of North America's preeminent scholars of Chinese religion, presents in this volume the first complete, annotated translation, with in-depth commentary, of the largest extant collection of miracle tales from the early medieval period, Wang Yan's Records of Signs from the Unseen Realm, compiled around 490 C.E. In addition to the translation, Campany provides a substantial study of the text and its author in their historical and religious settings. He shows how these lively tales helped integrate Buddhism into Chinese society at the same time that they served as platforms for religious contestation and persuasion. Campany offers a nuanced, clear methodological discussion of how such narratives, being products of social memory, may be read as valuable evidence for the history of religion and culture. Readers interested in Buddhism; historians of Chinese religions, culture, society, and literature; scholars of comparative religion: All will find Signs from the Unseen Realm a stimulating and rich contribution to scholarship
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1959-
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Campany, Robert Ford
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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active 5th century
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Wang, Yan
Series statement
Classics in East Asian Buddhism
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  • Wang, Yan
  • Miracles (Buddhism)
  • Buddhist legends
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Buddhist legends
  • Miracles (Buddhism)
  • China
  • China
  • Religion
  • Buddhismus
  • Legende
  • Wundergeschichte
  • Übersetzung
  • Wundergeschichte
  • Chinesisch
  • Buddhismus
  • China
  • Mirakel
  • Buddhistiska legender
  • buddhista irodalom
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Signs from the unseen realm : Buddhist miracle tales from early medieval China, a translation and study by Robert Ford Campany
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Signs from the unseen realm and Buddhist miracle tales in early medieval China -- part II. Translation : signs from the unseen realm
Control code
ocn794925907
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1 online resource (1 volume)
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online
Isbn
9780824869601
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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40020742031
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22573/ctt62qw22
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)794925907
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Signs from the unseen realm : Buddhist miracle tales from early medieval China, a translation and study by Robert Ford Campany
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Signs from the unseen realm and Buddhist miracle tales in early medieval China -- part II. Translation : signs from the unseen realm
Control code
ocn794925907
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824869601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40020742031
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62qw22
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925907
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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