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Social and Economic Life at Hokkeji and Its Branch Convents

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines social and economic life at Hokkeji during the height of its medieval restoration. Surviving records suggest that the women who entered the convent as nuns, novices, and members ... More


Ritual Life at Medieval Hokkeji

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the ritual life of the medieval Hokkeji community. The study and performance of ritual served Hokkeji nuns on a number of levels. It was through ritual practice that Hokkeji ... More


Representations of Women and Gender in Ritsu Literature

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines representations of the nuns' order and its place in the Ritsu hierarchy, paying particular attention to the degree to which monks and nuns employed different language when ... More


Epilogue

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This epilogue reflects upon the place of Hokkeji and its medieval restoration in the wider history of women's religiosity in premodern Japan. The story of Hokkeji's medieval restoration offers clear ... More


Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Lori R. Meeks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Hokkeji, an ancient Nara temple that once stood at the apex of a state convent network established by Queen-Consort Komyo (701–760), possesses a history that in some ways is bigger than itself. Its ... More


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