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Buddhist Books and their Cultic Use

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1 examines how Buddhist books were ritually used throughout history and locates the Mahāyāna Buddhist book cult in practice in medieval India by examining the representations of the cultic ... More


Social History of the Buddhist Book Cult

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the human agents behind the medieval Buddhist book cult-the donors, makers, and users of the illustrated manuscripts-based on a collective analysis of the colophons of ... More


Introduction: Text, Image, and the Book

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The introduction identifies the primary concerns of this study as an art-history and material-culture study of the illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in medieval South Asia.An ... More


Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Jinah Kim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book considers how and why the Buddhist book cultin South Asia has survived almost two millennia until the present day by examining medieval illustrated Buddhist manuscriptsas sacred objects of ... More


Introduction

Bryan D. Lowe

in Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the notion of ritualized writing, a specific mode set apart from more quotidian forms. It traces the development of sutra transcription in terms of the “cult of the book” in ... More


Modernism and Littérature Engagée: A Scots Quair and City Fiction

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies Lewis Grassic Gibbon and his famous trilogy, A Scots Quair, which is considered as ‘proletarian’. The first novel in the trilogy has become a cult book in the Scottish literary ... More


Invoking a Goddess in a Book

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the contemporary ritual of the Prajñāpāramitā pūjā, performed in KwāBaha (Golden Temple) in Patan, Nepal. The ritual and the restoration carried out today not only testify to ... More


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