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Hagiographic Persuasions

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/9780824833336.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter asserts that every instance of discourse about a holy person, whether oral or written, is an attempt at persuasion. This feature is common to hagiographic writings, one of which is the ... More


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