Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture

ISBN-10: 0691096767

ISBN-13: 9780691096766

Edition: 2003

Authors: John Kieschnick
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Description: Buddhism had a profound effect not only on Chinese philosophy & ritual, but also on the material culture of China. This book examines the impact of books, bridges, sugar, tea & the chair, amongst other things, & looks at how attitudes to such novelties affected the history of Chinese Buddhism.

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Buddhist Critique of the Material World
Objects in Service to the Dharma
Attitudes toward Buddhist Objects in China
On the Term Material Culture
Scholarship on Material Culture
Objects and the History of Religion
Sacred Power
Relics
Icons
Conclusion
Symbolism
The Monastic Uniform
The Rosary
The Ruyi Scepter
Conclusion
Merit
Books
Monasteries
Bridges
Conclusion
Accidents and Incidentals
The Chair
Sugar
Tea
Conclusion
Conclusion
The Role of Monks
Beyond Monks
The Illusion of Impact
Character List for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Terms
Abbreviations
Works Cited
Index
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