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Author Wang, Michelle C., author.

Title Maṇḍalas in the making : the visual culture of esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang / by Michelle C. Wang
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018
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Series Sinica Leidensia ; Volume 139
Sinica Leidensia ; Volume 139
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Illustrations -- List of Abbreviations and Conventions -- Note to the Reader -- Introduction -- Recentering Buddhism at Dunhuang -- The Shingon Impact -- Maṇḍalas in the Making -- Overview of Chapters -- Chapter 1 -- From Dhāraṇī to Maṇḍala -- Dhāraṇī Pillars in Medieval China -- Maṇḍalas and Altars -- Visualizing the Maṇḍala -- Chapter 2 -- The Crowned Buddha and Narratives of Enlightenment -- The Cult of Vairocana in Early Tibet -- The Crowned Buddha -- Networks of Transmission -- Stylistic Bilingualism in Images of Vairocana -- The Eight Bodhisattvas -- Chapter 3 -- Maṇḍalas and Historical Memory -- Mogao Cave 156 and the Victory of Zhang Yichao -- The Cult of Avalokiteśvara at Dunhuang -- The Maṇḍala of Eight Great Bodhisattvas in the Guiyijun Period -- Amoghavajra and the Vajradhātu Maṇḍala -- Maṇḍalas and Ritual Space -- Chapter 4 -- Maṇḍalas, Repentance, and Vision -- The Vajra Realm in Ritual Manuals from Dunhuang -- The Five Buddhas and Repentance Altars -- Chapter 5 -- Beyond the Maṇḍala -- Bodhisattvas and Repentance -- The Kalyāṇamitras as Embodied Experience -- The Vows of Samantabhadra -- The Ascent to the Dharma Realm -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Buddhist art and symbolism -- China -- Dunhuang
Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Buddhist deities) in art.
Mandala (Buddhism) -- China -- Dunhuang
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- General.
Buddhist art and symbolism.
Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Buddhist deities) in art.
Mandala (Buddhism)
Dunhuang (China) -- Civilization
Tibet Region -- Civilization
China -- Dunhuang.
China -- Tibet Region.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017057802
ISBN 9004360409