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Monasteries. Temples. Shrines. Sites

  • The Buddhist Conquest of Chinaby Erik Zürcher

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    At the repeated request of many scholars and students here is a new edition of E. Zürcher's groundbreaking The Buddhist Conquest of China. In his extensive introduction Stephen F. Teiser (D.T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies, Princeton University) explains why the book is still the standard in the field of early Chinese Buddhism. more...

  • A Monastery in Timeby Caroline Humphrey; Hurelbaatar Ujeed

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    A Monastery in Time is the first book to describe the life of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in Inner Mongolia—from inside its walls. From the Qing occupation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed tell a story of religious formation,... more...

  • On the Formation of the Upper Monastic Area of Seon Buddhist Temples from Korea´s Late Silla to the Goryeo Eraby Lee Seung-yeon

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    When Seon (Zen) Buddhism was first introduced to Korea around Korea’s late Silla and early Goryeo eras, the function of the "beopdang" (Dharma hall) was transfused to the lecture hall found in ancient Buddhist temples, establishing a pivotal area within the temple compound called the "upper monastic area." By exploring the... more...

  • The Temples of Kyotoby Donald Richie; Alexandre Georges

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    The Temples of Kyoto takes you on a journey through these environs and presents twenty-one of these marvelous structures that are unique creations which, while quintessentially Japanese, somehow speak a universal language readily appreciated by people the world over. Donald Richie , called by Time magazine, "the dean of art critics in Japan," turns... more...

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