Reflecting Mirrors: Perspectives on Huayan Buddhism

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Imre Hamar
Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007 - Religion - 410 pages
This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the Huayan school of East Asian Buddhism in a Western language. This school, which received its name from the Chinese translation of the important Mahayana scripture, the Buddhavatam sakasutra, flourished in China during the Tang dynasty (618-907) and spread to Korea and Japan as well. The reader gains an insight into the development of Huayan Buddhism: The compilation of its base text, the Buddhavatam sakasutra, the establishment of Huayan tradition as a special form of East Asian Buddhism and its visual representations. The book consists of five chapters: 1. State of Field, 2. The Buddhavatam. sakasutra, 3. Huayan in China, 4. Hwaom/Kegon in Korea and Japan, and 5. Huayan/Hwaom/Kegon Art. The following scholars contributed to this volume: Aramaki Noritoshi, Jana Benicka, Choe Yeonshik, Bernard Faure, Frederic Girard, Imre Hamar, Huang Yi-hsun, Ishii Kosei, Kimura Kiyotaka, Charles Muller, Jan Nattier, Otake Susumu, Joerg Plassen, Wei Daoru, Dorothy Wong, Zhu Qingzhi. Included are bibliographies of secondary sources on Huayan Buddhism in Western languages, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

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