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Ethnicity, Sagehood, and the Politics of Literacy in the Early Shōtoku Cult

Michael Como

in Shōtoku: Ethnicity, Ritual, and Violence in the Japanese Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188615
eISBN:
9780199851751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188615.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the role of ethnicity and hermeneutic authority in the formation of the conceptions of the sage king (hijiri no kimi) and the sage counselor (sakashihito) in 7th-century Yamato. ... More


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