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The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Haruko Wakabayashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834166
eISBN:
9780824869700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a study of visual and textual images of the mythical creature tengu from the late Heian (897–1185) to the late Kamakura (1185–1333) periods. Popularly depicted as half-bird, half-human ... More


Labeling the Creatures: Some Problems in Han and Six Dynasties Iconography

Susan Bush

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Fantastic beings proliferate in pre-Han and Han literature and are represented in a variety of forms up through the Six Dynasties period. They pose some problems of identification and classification ... More


From Outcast to Saint: Overcoming Pollution in an Age of Decline

Edward R. Drott

in Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851507
eISBN:
9780824868833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851507.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Four examines how late-Heian groups utilized the aged body as a symbolic medium through which to challenge the categories of center/margin and purity/pollution. It focuses on didactic tales ... More


Conclusion

Haruko Wakabayashi

in The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834166
eISBN:
9780824869700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834166.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter reviews the meaning of tengu and discusses in broader context how ma, the Buddhist concept of evil, is socially constructed—not only to explain problems that exist in the ... More


Korean Christianity

Don Baker

in Korean Spirituality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832339
eISBN:
9780824869373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832339.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Christianity in Korea. The religion entered the peninsula and gave Koreans new options for addressing old problems by supplying new answers to people's inability to overcome ... More


Shinran’s Compassion and Dōgen’s Compassion

Steve Bein

in Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835101
eISBN:
9780824868505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835101.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Shinran's concept of compassion and compares it with Dōgen's compassion. For Shinran, compassion is the image of the absolute being. The compassion that he teaches is a great ... More


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