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The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament

Yasser Tabbaa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474482189
eISBN:
9781399509398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book presents investigative and interpretive articles on some of the most significant monuments and innovative features of medieval Islamic architecture, ornament, and gardens in Syria and Iraq, ... More


All Hail the King of Kowloon! Mediating Malleable Materiality

Helena Y.W. Wu

in The Hangover after the Handover: Things, Places and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621952
eISBN:
9781800341661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621952.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In Chapter 3, Tsang Tsou-choi—named “one of the oldest graffiti artists in the world” by the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003—comes into the picture. As a self-proclaimed “king” since the 1950s, Tsang ... More


The Growth of Copperplate Script: Joseph Champion and The Universal Penman

Nicolas Barker

in Pen, print and communication in the eighteenth century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622300
eISBN:
9781800341500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622300.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The formation and development of the ‘copperplate’ script was one of the distinctive features of the growth of the British mercantile empire in the eighteenth century. Joseph Champion, whose script ... More


Visual, Cultural, and Geopolitical Thresholds in Lalla Essaydi’s Depiction of Moroccan Women

Naïma Hachad

in Revisionary Narratives: Moroccan Women's Auto/Biographical and Testimonial Acts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620221
eISBN:
9781789623710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620221.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Chapter 4 offers analyses of several images from Lalla Essaydi’s photographic series Converging Territories (2004), Les Femmes du Maroc (2006-2008), and Harem (2009), in which she exclusively depicts ... More


The Resurgence of the Baghdad Caliphate

Yasser Tabbaa

in The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474482189
eISBN:
9781399509398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Studies the military, palatial, and religious architecture of the later Baghdad Caliphate, with special emphasis on the Abbasid Palace and the Madrasa al-Mustansiriyya. Also discusses briefly the ... More


Two Turns in the Life of Master Hongyi, A Buddhist Monk in Twentieth-Century China

Raoul Birnbaum

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter chronicles the life of Hongyi, one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Before becoming a monk, Hongyi, then known as Li Shutong, was famous for ... More


Comrade Zhao Puchu: Bodhisattva under the Red Flag

Ji Zhe

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Zhao Puchu was the leader of the state-run Buddhist Association of China from the 1950s until his death in 2000. A lay practitioner in pre-Communist Shanghai, Zhao had extensive ties with the ... More


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