Buddhist Monastery South of the Yangtze

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Language: English
Format: Papercover
Page: 241
Publication Date: 04/2010
ISBN: 7313063466,9787313063465
The building of the Buddhist monastery is an important component of Chinese ancient architectural culture. Its architectural location,architectural layout, architectural method and architectural decoration all bear the deep stamp of Chinese traditional culture and ideology. This book, combining architecture with religion and culture, displays the existence and characteristics of the Buddhist monastery on the background of the development history of Chan, and then represents the whole look of the architecture and culture of the Buddhist monastery by a detailed explanation of buildings, religious ritual implements, associated contents and etc.This book is especially for those who areinterested in Chinese traditional culture, Chineseancient architecture and design of the Buddhistbuilding, and for the tourists as well.

About Author
Wang Yuan, female, born in 1972, an associate professor of the Shanghai Jiao Tong Universitv.She is the author of Research on the Architectural Development of the Han and Tang Dvnasties published by the Taiwan Fo Guang Shan Press in 2003,and the translator of the fifth v01unle of the simplified version of Chinese Science Civilization History in 2003.Shehas ovetten dissenations appearing in Journal of Tong Ji University Hua Zhong Architecture,Chinese&ovefseas Architecture and other inagazmes and academic conferences.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Buddhist Monastery.Chan
Chapter Ⅰ: Buddhist Monastery·History
1.The South of the Yangtze
5.Caoxi Spring
7.Green Plain
8.Two Mahasattvas

Chapter Ⅱ : Buddhist Monastery·Five Mountains
1.Mount Jing Monastery
2.Lingyin Monastery
3.Tiantong Monastery
4.Jingci Monastery
5.King Ashoka Monastery
6.Five Mountains.The Mountain Forest Realm

Chapter Ⅲ: Buddhist Monastery Building
1.Buddhist Temple
3.The Architectural Component of the Temple
4.The Characteristics of the Ancient Building of the Monastery

Chapter Ⅳ Buddhist Monastery·Culture
1.Living in Clouds
2.Religious Ritual Implement
3.Ancient Tree
4.Pure Land
5.Vinaya Garden
7.Tea Ceremony

Chapter Ⅴ : Buddhist Monastery·Nature
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