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Edited by Lucille Chia and Hilde De Weerdt
The essays in this volume seek to flesh out the diversity of Chinese textual production during the period spanning the tenth and fourteenth centuries when printing became a widely used technology.
The Glory of Yue is the first translation into any Western language of the Yuejue shu, a collection of essays on history, literature, religion, architecture, economic thought, military science, and philosophy related to the ancient kingdoms of Wu and Yue, in present day eastern China.
The institution of the Retired Emperor forms the innovative angle from which this study analyzes Classical Chinese political history (4th to 7th centuries A.D.) and lays bare broader patterns of political and social action of Classical Chinese monarchy. The author lays a basis for a new ...
Edited by Francesca Bray, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann, Georges Métailié
Drawing on history of science and philosophy of knowledge, this wide-ranging collection of essays on varieties of diagram, schema, technical illustration and chart offers a challenging new interpretation of technical knowledge in Chinese thought and practice.
Edited by David Stahl and Mark Williams
This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction ...
Drawing on textual and art historical sources, this book traces the conceptual and iconographic development of the Indian riverine goddess of knowledge Sarasvati from sometime after 1750 B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.
Stephen C. Berkwitz
This book on vernacular Buddhist histories written in late medieval Sri Lanka demonstrates that narrative representations of the past were designed to effectively constructing new moral communities in translocal spaces.
Through a detailed analysis of the available cultural and chronological data, this book overturns traditional ideas about the cultural history of India and proposes a different picture instead. The idea of a unilinear development out of Brahmanism, in particular, is challenged.
Walter M. Spink
Walter M. Spink
This volume in Brill’s renowned Ajanta series discusses contentious views on Ajanta’s development, the often-dramatic changes in patronage, and the intriguing problem of why Ajanta’s original (Hinayana) caves were not refurbished by the Vakataka. A comprehensive appendix on Ajanta inscriptions ...
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