Sixth Volume of “Hualin Series on Buddhist Studies”

Sixth Volume of “Hualin Series on Buddhist Studies”

A Forest of Knowledge: A Collection of Essays on Texts and Images in Celebration of Professor Koichi Shinohara’s Eightieth Birthday


Edited by Jinhua CHEN
Series: Hualin Series on Buddhist Studies VI
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-17276-8-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-981-17282-0-4
Publishing Date: 2022
Publisher: World Scholastic Publishers
Pages: 648


With its primary focus on the text and image interaction in the study of Medieval Asian Buddhism, this volume collects some of the English essays presented at a conference in celebration of Professor Shinohara’s eightieth birthday in 2021. It honours Prof. Koichi Shinohara and his impact upon the fields of Chinese Buddhist studies, East Asian Buddhist studies, Religious studies, and those who specialize in cross-cultural research about sacred biographies or hagiographies.


Table of Contents

1. History and His Stories: Sectarian Accounts and Monastic Biographya

2. Charms of Icons

    • 2.1.  On Buddhist Image Processions and Monastic Fund Drives in Early and Medieval India
      Gregory SCHOPEN
    • 2.2.  Xuanzang’s Indian Icons
      Robert L. BROWN
    • 2.3.  Daoxuan and the Medieval Chinese Encounter with Relics and Images
      Nelson LANDRY

3. Inter-faiths

    • 3.1.  Some East Asian Buddhist Attitudes towards Non-Buddhist practitioners in India
      James A. BENN
    • 3.2.  From Gandhāra to China: A Study on the Great God of the Five Paths
      SUN Yinggang 孫英剛
    • 3.3.  Kuaiji’s 會稽 ‘Forgotten Century’, the Cult of Yu 大禹, and Kuaiji Today
      Michael NYLAN & Thomas H. HAHN
    • 3.4.  Textuality and Materiality: A Comparative Perspective on Buddhist and Daoist Stone Lanterns in Tang China
      CHEN Huaiyu 陳懷宇

4. Esoteric Buddhism

    • 4.1.  Text and Image in Wuyue: An Investigation of King Qian Chu’s Printing of the Precious Chest Seal Dhāraṇī Sūtra
      Albert WELTER
    • 4.2.  From Scriptural to Familial: Textual Shifts of Zunsheng Dhāranī Tomb Pillars in Middle Period Northern Shanxi
      Jinping WANG 王錦萍
    • 4.3.  Joining the Eagle Peak Assembly: Text, Image, and Religious Identity in Nichiren’s ‘Great Mandala’
      Jacqueline I. STONE
    • 4.4.  On the Transmission of Sacred Teachings Documents as Depictions of Transmission in Medieval Shingon Buddhism in Japan: On Zenne’s 禅恵 (1284–1364) and His Ryūronshō 龍論鈔 [Notes on Nāgārjuna’s Treatise]
      George A. KEYWORTH


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