The Shaolin Monastery: History, Religion, and the Chinese Martial Arts

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University of Hawaii Press, Jan 10, 2008 - History - 296 pages
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He is a greet person who is prayed in Shaolin Temple's,but he not known by everyone in INDIA(TAMIL NADU-KANCHIPURAM)which is the born place of "BODHI DHARMAN"

Contents

Location of the Shaolin Monastery
10
Serving the Emperor
20
Shaolins contribution to Li Shimins campaign against Wang Shichong
24
Bodhidharma returning to the West on a 1209 Shaolin stele
27
Xuanzongs imperial calligraphy on the 728 Shaolin stele
32
List of the thirteen heroic monks on the 728 Shaolin stele
34
Ninthcentury Dunhuang painting of Vajrap‚ˇi
38
Vajrap‚ˇis sinewy physique in a Tang statue
39
Vajrap‚ˇi referred to as Kiœnara atop Mt Song
86
Vajrap‚ˇis Kiœnara Qing Shaolin statue
89
Arhat equipped with a staff detail of an early seventeenthcentury Shaolin fresco
90
Sun Wukongs staff late Ming ca 1625 woodblock illustration
94
Huiming manipulating the staff from horseback woodblock illustration dated 1498
96
Late Ming woodblock illustration of Lu Zhishen manipulating the staff
98
Fist Fighting and SelfCultivation 16001900
111
Gymnastics
137

Twelfthcentury Shaolin stele of N‚r‚yaˇa Vajrap‚ˇi
41
Systemizing Martial Practice 9001600
53
The LiftingSleeve Position in Cheng Zongyous Shaolin Staff Method of 1621
60
Practicesequence diagram from Cheng Zongyous Shaolin Staff Method of 1621
61
Staff Legends
82
Abbot Wenzais 1517 Vajrap‚ˇi N‚r‚yaˇa stele
84
Suspect Rebels
182
History Religion and the Chinese Martial Arts
197
Glossary
239
Index
273
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Meir Shahar is associate professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, Tel Aviv University.

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