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Algebraic Thought in Ancient and Medieval China

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter takes a look at the scope of mathematics in Ancient and Medieval China. Although the Chinese engaged in numerical calculation as early as the middle of the second millennium BCE, the ... More


Transformation: Pictorial Narratives

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0053
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses one of the most elaborate pictorial narratives on Buddha's nirvana from the medieval China of the Dayun Monastery in Yishin governed by Empress Wu. This stele was moved to the ... More


Impermanent Burials: Relic Deposits

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0116
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the appearance of the nirvana image in relic deposits of the tenth to twelfth centuries which marks the final episode in the account of the motif's development in medieval ... More


Representing the Twelve Calendrical Animals as Beastly, Human, and Hybrid Beings in Medieval China

Judy Chungwa Ho

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/9780824846763.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this study, the early history of the calendrical animals is traced to the mapping of space, time, stars and constellations, the rise of correlative cosmology and the mantic arts in China. It draws ... More


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


Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836023
eISBN:
9780824869601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836023.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In early medieval China hundreds of Buddhist miracle texts were circulated, inaugurating a trend that would continue for centuries. Each tale recounted extraordinary events involving Chinese persons ... 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


Adepts and Their Communities

Robert Ford Campany

in Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes adepts in relation to their communities. Many practitioners of transcendence arts, for all their alleged secrecy and social disengagement, were visible, talked-about public ... More


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