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Title Refiguring East Asian religious art : Buddhist devotion and funerary practice / edited by Wu Hung and Paul Copp
Imprint Chicago : Art Media Resources : Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago, [2019]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N8193.E2 R332 2019    DUE 02-06-23    30530001380674
Descript 322 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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Note "Refiguring East Asian Religious Art consists of twelve chapters organized in four sections, titled "Death of the Buddha and Buddhist Icons," "Kinship and Commemoration," "Filial Piety and Politics," and "Constructing Ritual Space." Instead of designating self-contained entities, these subtitles point to four general themes of the volume, around which the authors address interrelated issues from different perspectives. Co-editors Paul Copp and Wu Hung have brought together these essays (richly illustrated with images and photos) by leading scholars to compose an outstanding text. This book reflects on the roles that the integration and interpenetration of Buddhist devotion and ancestor veneration played in creating images, objects, and architectural forms in premodern East Asia. These reflections are occasioned by specific historical cases, not motivated by abstract theoretical agendas. The case analyses, in turn, revolve in various degrees around the phenomenon and concept of death, whether the passing of the Buddha, the departure of family members, or the destruction of religious icons"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
"King Aśoka" reliquaries and stupa burials in medieval China / Katherine Tsiang -- Rethinking patronage and filial piety at Sŏkkuram and Pulguksa in Kyŏngju, Korea / Sun-ah Choi -- Hall of the Underground Palace of the Tianfeng Pagoda : changing form, function, and meaning of reliquary space in Southern Song China / Seunghye Lee
Subject Buddhist art and symbolism -- East Asia
Buddhist architecture -- East Asia
Symbolism in architecture -- East Asia
Devotion (Buddhism)
Ancestor worship -- East Asia -- Buddhism
Alt Author Wu Hung, 1945- editor
巫鴻 (Wu, Hung, 1945-) 編輯
Copp, Paul F., 1965- editor
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