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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


Transport of Radionuclides in Groundwater

Richard B. Codell and James O. Duguid

in Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195127270
eISBN:
9780199869121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Humans can be exposed to radioactive materials released to the ground by processes such as mining and milling of uranium, disposal of radioactive waste in repositories and landfills, or through ... More


Keeping Company with Ghosts

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how the GMD regime proved incapable of coping with increasing urban disorder in both Shanghai and Beijing. With refugees from battleground areas in the countryside continuously ... More


The Cheap Repository Tracts 1795–1798

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between 1795 and 1798 Hannah More oversaw the production of over a hundred Cheap Repository Tracts, cheap literature for the poor modelled on the existing chapbooks and broadside ballads that aimed ... More


Self‐Consciousness

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes between two concepts of self‐consciousness. What is sometimes called a first‐person perspective can consist of nothing more than a matter of having one's own mental life in ... More


Information, Knowledge, Vision and Theories of the Firm *

Martin Fransman

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper has the following purposes. The first is to demonstrate that many of the best‐known approaches to the firm in economics have in common a starting‐point that sees the firm as a response to ... More


‘Serious duties’: Henry Thornton and Marianne Sykes

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Following the pattern of the preceding chapter this deals with Henry Thornton’s courtship of Marianne Sykes, making extensive use of the material in the Thornton, Wilberforce and Venn papers. It ... More


The Archivist as Activist in the Production of (Historical) Knowledge

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

Reflecting the discussion of new “identity archives,” this chapter details the mediating practices of archivists and archives more generally in forming the historical record. It sets out for the ... More


John Keats’ Medical Notebook An Overview

Hrileena Ghosh

in John Keats' Medical Notebook: Text, Context, and Poems

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620610
eISBN:
9781789629798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620610.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first chapter offers an overview of Keats’ medical Notebook, discussing its provenance and bibliographic features. It explores Keats’ engagement with his medical studies at the time he took the ... More


Causality Workbench

Isabelle Guyon, Constantin Aliferis, Gregory Cooper, André Elisseeff, Jean‐Philippe Pellet, Peter Spirtes, and Alexander Statnikov

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0026
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The Causality Workbench project provides an environment to test causal discovery algorithms. Via a web portal (http://clopinet.com/causality), a number of resources are provided, including a ... More


Tools and Automation

Eser Kandogan, Paul P. Maglio, Eben M. Haber, and John Bailey

in Taming Information Technology: Lessons from Studies of System Administrators

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374124
eISBN:
9780199979134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374124.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter provides examples of the wide range of tools we saw sysadmins develop to improve their productivity and effectiveness, from ad hoc tools for on-the-fly data processing and analysis, to ... More


Introduction: Perilous Body Gospels

R. Marie Griffith

in Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to the book. It pursues a winding passage through distinct American paradigms of religious embodiment, describing briefly some resonant strands in the colonial ... More


Data Archiving and Sharing

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Many journals require data archiving as a condition for publication. Archiving permits verification of results and future use of data. However, data archiving presents some challenges, the most ... More


Ending the Separation of Plutonium

Harold A. Feiveson

in Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027748
eISBN:
9780262319188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027748.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Today there are about 500 tons of separated plutonium, about half of which was produced for weapons during the Cold War. The remainder is a result of civilian programs in the United States, the ... More


Technological and Community Attributes

Meelis Kitsing

in Internet Success: A Study of Open-Source Software Commons

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017251
eISBN:
9780262301206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017251.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter discusses technological attributes, which refer to a set of variables related to the open-source software (OSS) itself or the technological infrastructure required to coordinate an OSS ... More


Never Mind the Bollackers: Here’s the Repositories, Sites and Archives in Nonfiction Animation

Paul Wells

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Paul Wells offers a critical-autobiographical account, augmented by a consistently surprising and thought-provoking range of cross-disciplinary case study examples, of his active and path-breaking ... More


Guilds, Charities, and the Community Management of Death

Christian Henriot

in Scythe and the City: A Social History of Death in Shanghai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797467
eISBN:
9780804798747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797467.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The second chapter examines the role of community organizations, especially the guilds and charities, in the management of death in the city. Up to the 1920s, before the emergence of commercial ... More


Funeral Companies and the Commoditization of the Dead Body

Christian Henriot

in Scythe and the City: A Social History of Death in Shanghai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797467
eISBN:
9780804798747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797467.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes up the new trend commercial funeral companies set in motion from the mid-1920s, when an American company established the first funeral parlor, to the extraordinary boom during the ... More


The Moderns and Plato

Robert Devigne

in Reforming Liberalism: J.S. Mill's Use of Ancient, Religious, Liberal, and Romantic Moralities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112429
eISBN:
9780300133905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112429.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter looks at the how the modernists, particularly John Stuart Mill, were influenced by Plato. Mill, for instance, would consider Plato the most significant influence on his “mental culture.” ... More


“The Fluttering Host of Many-Colored Competitors”: Regional Imitaors in the Northeast, West, and South

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the emergence of new illustrated magazines which attempted to both imitate and rival their Philadelphia counterparts. In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Miscellany was ... More


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