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Staff Legends

Meir Shahar

in The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831103
eISBN:
9780824868758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831103.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the Shaolin legend of Vajrapâÿi, the staff wielder. During the Ming period, Shaolin monks had changed the image of the tutelary deity by arming him with a staff. Visual ... More


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