Lanfengshan. Dharma Master Faguang 法光, nun. Photo credit: Frederick M. Smith.
We are pleased to announce the release of Practicescapes and the Buddhists of Baoshan by Wendi Adamek, published by Hamburg Buddhist Studies.
Wendi L. Adamek, Practicescapes and the Buddhists of Baoshan. Hamburg Buddhist Studies, 2021. ISBN: 9783897335158. Price: 34.00 €
About the book:
How should one dwell in endtime? In this SPIDER-spun web of a book, Wendi Adamek guides readers to the visual and textual traces left by Buddhist nuns, monks, and devotees on mountainsides in Baoshan, north central China, and through them, the soteriology of Buddhism in the medieval world. The convents have vanished and the stones weathered, but the skillful work in maintaining co-constitutive relations is as palpable as ever. Thoroughly researched and artfully written, this deeply affecting book advances scholarship without leaving the lay reader behind. The comparative insights, theory-work, and appended transcriptions of this definitive study constitute a gift to past, present, and future travelers.
See Wendi Adamek’s FROGBEAR profile: https://frogbear.org/participants/adamek-wendi/