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The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Donald F. McCallum

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Few periods in Japanese history are more fascinating than the seventh century. This was the period when Buddhism experienced its initial flowering in the country and the time when Asukadera, Kudara ... More


Asukadera

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history, construction, utilization, and excavation of the temple Asukadera. Asukadera is not only the first full-scale temple built in Japan, it is really the first proper ... More


Adaptation and Assimilation of Buddhism in China as reflected in Monastic Architecture

Yin Zhou

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes Buddhist architecture as an example of the dynamic interchange between East and West and the compromise between the original Indian style and native Chinese architecture so as to ... More


Introduction

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introduction provides an overview of the four Buddhist temples discussed in this volume—Asukadera, Kudara Ōdera, Kawaradera, and Yakushiji—by far the most important architectural projects of the ... More


Conclusion

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the conceptualization of the Four Great Temples group was intimately related to many of the most ... More


Kudara Ōdera

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history, construction, utilization, and excavation of the temple Kudara Ōdera. In contrast to the Soga patronage of Asukadera, a crucial significance of Kudara Ōdera is its ... More


Yakushiji

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history, construction, utilization, and excavation of the temple Yakushiji, the most well-known member of the Four Great Temples group. Three of the four temples were ... More


Kawaradera

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history, construction, utilization, and excavation of the temple Kawaradera. An important feature distinguishing Kawaradera from Asukadera and Kudara Ōdera is the ... More


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