We are pleased to announce the release of the second volume in a new series published by Brill: The Transnational Cult of Mount Wutai. The series editors include Susan Andrews, Jinhua Chen, and Guang Kuan. Several project participants are also contributors, including T.H. Barrett, Sheng Kai, Yinggang Sun, and Dewei Zhang. For more information or to order, please visit https://brill.com/view/title/39127
The Transnational Cult of Mount Wutai explores the pan-East Asian significance of sacred Mount Wutai from the Northern Dynasties to the present day. Offering novel readings of comparatively familiar visual and textual sources and, in many cases, examining unstudied or understudied noncanonical materials, the papers collected here illuminate the roles that both local actors and individuals dwelling far beyond Mount Wutai’s borders have played in its making and remaking as a holy place for more than fifteen hundred years. The work aims to contribute to our understanding of the ways that sacred geography is made and remade in new places and times.
Contributors are: Yinggang Sun, Geoffrey Goble, Guang Kuan, Dewei Zhang, Robert Borgen, Isabelle Charleux, Wen-shing Chou, Peter Zieme, T.H. Barrett, Ester Bianchi, Sheng Kai, Beth Szczepanski, Sun-ah Choi, Imre Hamar, Susan Andrews, Sangyop Lee, Wei-Cheng Lin.