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The Resource Miracles of book and body : Buddhist textual culture and medieval Japan, Charlotte Eubanks

Miracles of book and body : Buddhist textual culture and medieval Japan, Charlotte Eubanks

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Miracles of book and body : Buddhist textual culture and medieval Japan
Title
Miracles of book and body
Title remainder
Buddhist textual culture and medieval Japan
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Eubanks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" ... the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa, or "explanatory tales," used in sermons and collected in written compilations. For most of East Asia, Buddhist sutras were written in classical Chinese and inaccessible to many devotees. How, then, did such devotees access these texts? Charlotte D. Eubanks argues that the medieval genre of "explanatory tales" illuminates the link between human body (devotee) and sacred text (sutra). Her highly original approach to understanding Buddhist textuality focuses on the sensual aspects of religious experience and also looks beyond Japan to explore pre-modern book history, practices of preaching, miracles of reading, and the Mahayana Buddhist "cult of the book"."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eubanks, Charlotte D.
Dewey number
294.3/85
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ1029.J32
LC item number
E93 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Buddhisms
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist literature, Japanese
  • Folk literature, Japanese
  • Books and reading
  • Buddhism
  • Movement, Psychology of
  • RELIGION
  • Movement, Psychology of
  • Books and reading
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhist literature, Japanese
  • Folk literature, Japanese
  • Japan
Label
Miracles of book and body : Buddhist textual culture and medieval Japan, Charlotte Eubanks
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the cult of the book and the culture of text -- The ontology of sutras -- Locating setsuwa in performance -- Decomposing bodies, composing texts -- Textual transubstantiation and the place of memory -- Conclusion: on circumambulatory reading
Control code
703158770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520947894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxd62
  • 0502fc62-d817-4a39-b2a5-ead5ed1c7f3b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703158770
Label
Miracles of book and body : Buddhist textual culture and medieval Japan, Charlotte Eubanks
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the cult of the book and the culture of text -- The ontology of sutras -- Locating setsuwa in performance -- Decomposing bodies, composing texts -- Textual transubstantiation and the place of memory -- Conclusion: on circumambulatory reading
Control code
703158770
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520947894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxd62
  • 0502fc62-d817-4a39-b2a5-ead5ed1c7f3b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703158770

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