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Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Christine Mollier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book reveals previously unexplored dimensions of the interaction between Buddhism and Taoism in medieval China. While scholars of Chinese religions have long recognized the mutual influences ... More


Conclusion

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The examples of Buddho-Taoist exchange examined in the preceding chapters offer a new perspective on the religious ... More


In Pursuit of the Sorcerers

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Both archeological evidence and dynastic histories confirm the antiquity and virulence of sorcery in China. This chapter asks: How did Taoism and Buddhism envision sorcery? What were the strategies ... More


Introduction

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. This book adds a new dimension to the study of Buddho-Taoist relationships. During mid-and late medieval times (from the end ... More


Under Stellar Protection

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The principal objective of the talismanic tradition of the constellation of the Great Dipper, or Beidou, is to assure the prolongation and preservation of the lives of the faithful. More complex in ... More


Guanyin in a Taoist Guise

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara decisively entered China at the end of the third century with the translation of the most widely revered Buddhist scripture in East Asia, the Sūtra of the Lotus Flower ... More


The Heavenly Kitchens

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The tradition of the Heavenly Kitchens concerns neither culinary art, nor, strictly speaking, Chinese food. The recipes that it advocates aim at a total abstinence from food through meditational ... More


Augmenting the Life Account

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the talismans found in the Sūtra to Increase the Account (Yisuan jing), which has been labeled an apocryphal, or “suspect” sūtra in Buddhist catalogues since the end of the ... More


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