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Title Esoteric Buddhism and the tantras in East Asia / edited by Charles D. Orzech (general editor), Henrik H. Sørensen (associate editor), Richard K. Payne (associate editor)
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 1200 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Series Handbook of Oriental studies. Section four, China, 0169-9520 ; v. 24
Handbuch der Orientalistik. Vierte Abteilung, China ; 24. Bd
Contents Buddhist tantras, esoteric Buddhism, Vajrayāna Buddhism -- Canonical and non-canonical sources and materials -- Esoteric Buddhist practices -- Developments during the 3rd-7th centuries new scriptures and new practices -- Convergences : esoteric Buddhism, Daoism, and popular religion -- Esoteric Buddhism during the Tang -- Key figures in esoteric Buddhism during the Tang -- Esoteric Buddhism in the provinces and neighboring regions -- Esoteric Buddhism and the Buddhist tantras : The Song, Liao, Xixia, Jin, and Yunnan -- The broader impact of esoteric Buddhism -- From Kublai's conquest to the present : the impact of Tibetan and Central Asian Vajrayāna in China -- Esoteric Buddhism in Korea -- Esoteric Buddhism in Japan during the Nara and Heian -- Medieval (Kamakura, Muromachi and Azuka-Momoyama) -- Early modern, modern and contemporary (Edo, Meiji, and up to the Present)
Summary This volume is the result of an international collaboration of forty scholars and provides a comprehensive resource on Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in their Chinese, Korean, and Japanese contexts from the first few centuries of the common era right up to the present.--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tantras.
Tantric Buddhism -- East Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Orzech, Charles D., 1952-
Payne, Richard K.
Sorensen, Henrik Hjort.
ISBN 9004204016 (electronic bk.)
9789004204010 (electronic bk.)