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Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road COMBINED ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
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Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road Johan Elverskog Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2010 "Johan Elverskog is exceedingly well read in the relevant literature, and his book is fascinating and thought-provoking."--TLS "[Elverskog] challenges deeply ingrained misperceptions about the historical relationship between Buddhism and Islam, and more importantly challenges us to rethink more broadly many of our assumptions about cultural encounters across Eurasia and the basis on which they rest. This is "world history" at its best, avoiding the oversimplifications of model building that have sometimes framed that subject."--The Silk Road "Elverskog has produced, for the very first time, a detailed account of the long-term interaction of Buddhism and Islam that should be welcomed by all students of Eurasian history. His approach to this issue is informed, balanced, and insightful. He understands that it is important to recognize the diversity within both religions, and that their encounters were not clashes between monolithic belief systems. Their relationship ran the gamut between religious violence and fanaticism to cultural exchange and tolerance." --Thomas T. Allsen, author of The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History "This is the most thorough treatment I have seen of the historical relationship between Buddhism and Islam. Elverskog skillfully and often entertainingly corrects many longstanding stereotypes about both religions, and richly demonstrates the complexity of their historical interaction with each other. This book is thoughtful, its arguments well supported, and its style very accessible."--Richard Foltz, author of Religions of the Silk Road In the contemporary world the meeting of Buddhism and Islam is most often imagined as one of violent confrontation. Indeed, the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 seemed not only to reenact the infamous Muslim destruction of Nalanda monastery in the thirteenth century but also to reaffirm the stereotypes of Buddhism as a peaceful, rational philosophy and Islam as an inherently violent and irrational religion. But if Buddhist-Muslim history was simply repeated instances of Muslim militants attacking representations of the Buddha, how had the Bamiyan Buddha statues survived thirteen hundred years of Muslim rule? Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road demonstrates that the history of Buddhist-Muslim interaction is much richer and more complex than many assume. This groundbreaking book covers Inner Asia from the eighth century through the Mongol empire and to the end of the Qing dynasty in the late nineteenth century. By exploring the meetings between Buddhists and Muslims along the Silk Road from Iran to China over more than a millennium, Johan Elverskog reveals that this long encounter was actually one of profound cross-cultural exchange in which two religious traditions were not only enriched but transformed in many ways. Johan Elverskog is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University. An interview with Johan Elverskog is available at the Penn Press podcast web site. Encounters with Asia 2010 | 384 pages | 6 x 9 | 60 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-4237-9 | Cloth | $69.95s | GBP45.50 World Rights | Asian Studies, Religion, History Short copy: This groundbreaking work challenges contemporary stereotypes by revealing how both Buddhist and Muslim religious traditions were shaped by a millennium of cross-cultural exchange along the Silk Road from Iran to China.
Korean culture Books LLC, Reference Series
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 141. Chapters: Hunminjeongeum Haerye, Korean Buddhist sculpture, Hua-Yi distinction, Hanbok, Korean art, Paddy field, Culture of Korea, Names of Korea, Korean shamanism, Silla, Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea, List of King of Hell volumes, Festivals of Korea, Picture bride, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Fighter kite, Kkangpae, Traditional Korean medicine, Baekjeong, Korean influence on Japanese culture, Janggi, East Asian age reckoning, Culture of North Korea, Korean Buddhist temples, KERIS, Go-Stop, Yut, Sotdae, Blue Marble Game, Korean Birthday Celebrations, Tongdosa, Taegyo, Yangban, Sejong Hakdang, Korean garden, Noksu, Tripitaka Koreana, Bojagi, Dongui Bogam, Yangdong Folk Village, Korean calendar, Death anniversary, NILE(National Institute for Lifelong Education, Korea), Jongmyo jerye, Seungjeonmu, Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites, Korean knots, Gwishin, Kim Jong-chul, Taegeuk, Shin Saimdang, Seokgatap, Korean animation, Cold Food Festival, Hahoe Folk Village, Muk-chi-ba, Kongji and Patzzi, Korean studies, Dol hareubang, Tiger in Korean culture, Silleuksa, Haenyo, Nobi, Hangul Day, Taejang Ceremony, Doljanchi, Yakchim, Hwabyeong, Jeju dog, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Gonggi, Seungmu, Batoo, Dog of Osu, Jultagi, PC bang, Samcheonggak, Jangnye, Four Field Kono, Geumdong Mireuk Bosal Bangasang, Eight Views, Traditional Korean thought, Wongaksa Pagoda, Pyebaek, Nunchi, Samjinnal, Jangseung, Golgulsa, Mashimaro, Le Prive, Seohaean baeyeonsingut, Bukhansan Monument, Jukyeom, Pyeong, Rakkojae, Conception dreams, Three Jewel Temples of Korea, KEMS, Chajeon Nori, Chima jeogori, Neolttwigi, Yeontan, Hwangab, Gaecheonjeol, Ureonggaksi Iyagi, Flag of Korea, Chocomaro, Mogyoktang, Dokkebi, Sunjang baduk, Venecia. Excerpt: Korean Buddhist sculpture is one of the major areas of Korean art. Some of the finest and most technically accomplished Buddhist sculpture in East Asia and World were produced in Korea. Buddhism, a religion originating in what is now India, was transmitted to Korea via China in the late 4th century. Buddhism introduced major changes in Korean society. The complexity of the religious sutras sent to Korea required the aristocrats who adopted the religion to become literate and required the training and importation of literate scribes. Little evidence of religious art exists in Korea before the introduction of Buddhism. Subsequent to its introduction, the religion inspired the production of devotional art as well as the beginnings of sophisticated temple architecture. Images of the Buddha were probably first imported by monks sent from China and the Buddhist sculpture of Korea is indebted to prototypes developed in India, Central Asia, and China. From these influences, a distinctive Korean style formed. Korean Buddhas typically exhibit Korean facial characteristics, were made with native casting and carving techniques, and employed only some of the motifs that were developed earlier in Buddhist art. Additionally, Korean artisans fused together different styles from different regions with their own tastes to form a native art tradition. Korean art is too often incorrectly described in Western literature as merely a passive bridge transmitting Chinese art to Japan. One area of Korean art where this is decidedly not the case is in Korean Buddhist sculpture. Korean stylistic developments and forms were greatly influential in the Asuka, Hakuho, and Tenpyo periods of...
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