Second Volume of “Hualin Series on Buddhist Studies”

Second Volume of “Hualin Series on Buddhist Studies”

Tones from the Stones:Production, Preservation and Perusal of Buddhist Epigraphy in Central and East Asia


Edited by Ru ZHAN, Jinhua CHEN, Yun JI
Series: Hualin Series on Buddhist Studies II
Publishing Date: 2020-12-20
Publisher: World Scholastic Publishers
Pages: 377
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Table of Contents

  1. Sacred Network Reflected on Stone
  1. Paper and Stone: Buddhist Manuscript and Epigraphical Culture
    • 2.1.  The Question of the Dating of Bingling Temple’s Cave 169, Niche 6 and its Connection to the Time of the Composition and Dissemination of Several Buddhist Scriptures
      Wei Zheng 韋正
    • 2.2.  On the Influence of the Longkan Shoujian 龍龕手鑒 as a Glossary on Dhāraṇī Carved in Stone (and on Metal Sheets) in the North Pagoda at Chaoyang and in Manuscripts from 12th Century Japan
      George A. Keyworth
    • 2.3.  Against Epigraphy: Once More a Visit to Zen and History
      T. H. Barrett
  1. Sacred and Secular Seen through Stone
    • 3.1.  ‘A Weeping King’: Glimpses into the Religious and Political Life of a Northern Liang Ruler, as Shed by his Stone-Buddha Project
      Tong Ling 童嶺
    • 3.2.  A Virtuoso Nun in the North: Situating the Earliest-Known Dated Biography of a Buddhist Nun in East Asia
      Stephanie Balkwill


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