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From the “Cult of the Book” to the “Cult of the Canon”: A Neglected Tradition in Chinese Buddhism

Jiang Wu

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 studies the devotional aspect of the canon and suggests a cult of the canon took form in history and greatly shaped Chinese Buddhism. The author argues that the cult of the canon is an ... More


Metropolitan Chan: Imperial Patronage and the Chan Style

John R. McRae

in Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237971
eISBN:
9780520937079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237971.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the first half of the eighth century, the cities of Chang'an and Luoyang in northern China were the greatest urban centers in the world. The Chang'an walls formed a nearly square rectangle ... More


Britain’s capital? (c. AD 80–90)

Dominic Perring

in London in the Roman World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198789000
eISBN:
9780191831003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789000.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes London’s later Flavian architectural development, elements of which may have marked and celebrated the political maturity of the city. London’s first forum was probably built ... More


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