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Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Lori R. Meeks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Hokkeji, an ancient Nara temple that once stood at the apex of a state convent network established by Queen-Consort Komyo (701–760), possesses a history that in some ways is bigger than itself. Its ... More


Confluences of Medicine in Medieval Japan: Buddhist Healing, Chinese Knowledge, Islamic Formulas, and Wounds of War

Andrew Edmund Goble

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835002
eISBN:
9780824870317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835002.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the first book-length exploration in English of issues of medicine and society in premodern Japan. The book expands the parameters of the study of medicine in East Asia and introduces the ... More


Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Bryan D. Lowe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Transcribing scripture (sutras) represents one of the most central devotional practices in the Buddhist world. Sutra copying functioned as a form of ritualized writing, a practice strategically set ... More


Epilogue

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This epilogue reflects upon the place of Hokkeji and its medieval restoration in the wider history of women's religiosity in premodern Japan. The story of Hokkeji's medieval restoration offers clear ... More


Beyond Death and the Afterlife: Considering Relic Veneration in Medieval Japan

Brian O. Ruppert

in Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the funerary and mortuary dimension in premodern Japan of the worship of relics. The account of the Buddha's cremation has didactic value as a dramatic performance of ... More


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