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Pilgrims, patrons, and place [electronic resource] : localizing sanctity in Asian religions /
edited by Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara.
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Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, c2003.
description
380 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0774810386
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imprint
Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, c2003.
isbn
0774810386
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10520058
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place: Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religionsis an important marker of the growing awareness in Asian Studies of the significance of #145;place#146; as a productive analytical category ... This volume will play a useful role in the scholar#146;s library.-- Frances Garrett, University of Toronto Quarterly, Winter 2004/05
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"This book brings together essays by anthropologists, scholars of religion, and art historians on the subject of sacred place and sacred biography in Asia. The chapters span a broad geographical area that includes India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, and China, and explore issues from the classical and medieval period to the present. They show how sacred places have a plurality of meanings for all religious communities and how in their construction, secular politics, private religious experience, and sectarian rivalry can all intersect."
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This book brings together essays by anthropologists, scholars of religion, and art historians to explore some of the most fundamental challenges that religious groups face as they expand from their homeland or confront the demands of modernity. The chapters span a broad geographical area that includes India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, and China, and address issues from the classical and medieval period to the present. They show how sacred places have a plurality of meanings for all religious communities and how in their construction, secular politics, private religious experience, and sectarian rivalry can all intersect. A Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation Book on Buddhism and Comparative Literature.
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Acknowledgements
Introduction - Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place: Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religionsp. 1
The Twenty-four Dioceses and Zhang Daoling: The Spatio-Liturgical Organization of Early Heavenly Master Taoismp. 15
The Story of the Buddha's Begging Bowl: Imagining a Biography and Sacred Placesp. 68
Where Ascetics Get Comfort and Recluses Go Public: Museums for Buddhist Saints in Thailandp. 108
Paradise Found, Paradise Lost: Hariram Vyas's Love for Vrindaban and What Hagiographers Made of Itp. 124
Pilgrimage as Revelation: Sankaradeva's Journey to Jagannatha Purip. 181
The 'Early Hindi' Hagiographies by Anantadasp. 203
Dvaraka: The Making of a Sacred Placep. 224
Place in the Sacred Biography at Borobudurp. 249
Ratannath's Travelsp. 264
The Interweave of Place, Space, and Biographical Discourse at a South Indian Religious Centrep. 279
Portraiture and Jain Sacred Place: The Patronage of the Ministers Vastupala and Tejahpalap. 297
Saints and Sacred Places in Saurashtra and Kutch: The Cases of the Naklamki Cult and the Jakhsp. 332
Bibliographyp. 350
Indexp. 370
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