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Virtual Reality, Relative Accuracy: Modelling Architecture and Sculpture with VRML

Michael Greenhalgh

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter evaluates current possibilities for the attainment of a realistic context over the web by attempting to match the basic requirements of art history scholarship and teaching against what ... More


The Spread of Icons in Our World

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

In addition to the cosmological argument that icons are eternal, there are also Jain narratives that account for the existence and spread of Jina icons in the world that we inhabit. The first of ... More


On the Edge of the Forest: A Festival of Romance in Kataragama, Śrī Lanka

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Kataragama festival in the forest of southern Sri Lanka is an ancient Vedda or tribal community's celebration of the romance between a girl of their community and a prince from India. In the ... More


Stupa Record of Chan Master Linji Huizhao

Jeffrey L. Broughton and Elise Yoko Watanabe

in The Record of Linji: A New Translation of the Linjilu in the Light of Ten Japanese Zen Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199936410
eISBN:
9780199980680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936410.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This part is an inscription or stupa record for Linji. It records his place of origin and family name, as well as a brief account of his younger years. For the one and only time in the Linjilu the ... More


Buddhist Material Culture, “Indianism,” and the Construction of Pan-Asian Buddhism in Twentieth-Century Japan

Richard M. Jaffe

in Seeking Sakyamuni: South Asia in the Formation of Modern Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226391144
eISBN:
9780226628233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628233.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the ways in which Japanese Buddhist exchanges with South and Southeast Asia affected visual and material Buddhist culture in Japan, resulting in a trend towards "Indianism" in ... More


An Inauguration for Etigelov: Multiple Genres of History in Buryatia

Justine Buck Quijada

in Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This chapter describes the inauguration of a Buddhist monument (stupa) in honor of Dashi-Dorzho Etigelov, a pre-revolutionary Buddhist leader who has returned in the post-Soviet period as a ... More


Buddhist Landscape and Cultural Memory

Maurizio Peleggi

in Monastery, Monument, Museum: Sites and Artifacts of Thai Cultural Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866068
eISBN:
9780824876913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866068.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 1 considers the Buddhist inscription of Thailand’s landscape across the longue duree of history. One main theme in this chapter is the replication in situ of the sacred geography of India and ... More


Buddha Images and Relics: Form, Place, and History

Angela S. Chiu

in The Buddha in Lanna: Art, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858742
eISBN:
9780824873684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858742.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Images and bodily relics are often categorized together as representations making the Buddha ‘present’ for his worshippers. At the same time, due to their physical form, relics have often been viewed ... More


Innovations of the Medieval 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/9780520273863.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the historical context behind the introduction of illustrated manuscripts at the turn of the first millennium and identifies the general developments in book design from the ... More


Representing the Perfection of Wisdom, Embodying the Holy Sites

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/9780520273863.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains how the scenes from the life of the Buddha, often seen to be unrelated to the text of the Prajnāpāramitā sūtra, illustrate the main message of the text when understood together ... More


Kuśinagara: The Buddha Enters Nirvāṇa

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes Hyecho’s visit to Kuśinagara, the place where the Buddha passed into nirvana. The chapter recounts the Buddha’s last days as set forth in the Mahāparinibbana Sutta, including ... More


Vulture Peak: Two Buddhas Seated Side by Side

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes Hyecho’s visit to the city of Rājagṛha and presumably to nearby Vulture Peak, the site of many important sermons of the Buddha. Among these, the Lotus Sūtra would have been ... More


Adaptation and Assimilation of Buddhism in China as reflected in Monastic Architecture

Yin Zhou

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes Buddhist architecture as an example of the dynamic interchange between East and West and the compromise between the original Indian style and native Chinese architecture so as to ... More


The Sangha and the Laity: c. 200 BCE–200 CE

Lars Fogelin

in An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199948215
eISBN:
9780190234157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948215.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Between 200 BCE and 200 CE, the ritual and religious practices of the Buddhist sangha and the Buddhist laity began to diverge. Both sought to balance their conflicting individual and communal ... More


Kalachakra 2006: Amarāvatī Welcomes the World

Catherine Becker

in Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199359394
eISBN:
9780199359424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359394.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 analyzes the transformation of Buddhist sites in Andhra Pradesh in preparation for and in the wake of the Dalai Lama’s performance of an initiation into the Kālacakra-tantra at Amarāvatī in ... More


Buddhist Group of Thanala Caves

Nayanjot Lahiri

in Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.003.0014
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

A description of several of the eighteen caves there, the memorial stupas, the remains of paintings of the Mahayana phase, the various phases that could be detected on the basis of architecture and ... More


Conveying Buddhist Tradition through its Rituals

Todd Lewis

in Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Todd Lewis’s chapter provides a historical overview of the many forms of Buddhist ritualism. He argues that these practices were a part of the tradition from its origins. Drawing on early canonical ... More


Making History: The Later Projects of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the various projects taken up by the Madmen of Ü and Tsang in their later years. The Madman of Ü established a monastery, which to some of his followers seemed in contradiction ... More


Assemblage Analysis

Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay

in The Archaeology of Coastal Bengal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199481682
eISBN:
9780199091027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481682.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Abundant explored and excavated archaeological findings found from innumerable sites along the littoral, along with those presently in the collections of different museums or individuals, portray a ... More


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