The Resource Record of miraculous events in Japan: : the Nihon ryåoiki, (ebook)

Record of miraculous events in Japan: : the Nihon ryåoiki, (ebook)

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Record of miraculous events in Japan: : the Nihon ryåoiki
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Record of miraculous events in Japan:
Title remainder
the Nihon ryåoiki
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Language
eng
Summary
This collection of setsuwa, or "explanatory tale" literature, compiled by a monk in eighth- or ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning its survey in the time before the introduction of Buddhism to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact with Buddhism--introduced by the king of the Korean state of Paekche--and the subsequent adoption and dissemination of these new teachings among towns and cities. The Nihon ryoiki provides a crucial window into the ways in which Japanese Buddhists began to make sense of the teachings and texts of their religion, how they incorporated religious methods and materials from Korea and mainland China, and how they sought to articulate a popularized form of Buddhist practice and belief that would not be limited to monastic centers. The setsuwa genre would become one of the major textual projects of classical and medieval Buddhism, with nearly two dozen collections appearing over the next five centuries. The Nihon ryoiki serves as a vital reference for these later works, with the tales it contains finding their way into folkloric traditions and becoming a major source for Japanese authors well into the modern period
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Midwest
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active 8th century-9th century
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Keikai
Dewey number
294.3/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1925-
  • 1951-
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  • Watson, Burton
  • Shirane, Haruo
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Series statement
Translations from the Asian Classics
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  • Buddhist legends
  • Tales
  • Buddhism
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adult
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Record of miraculous events in Japan: : the Nihon ryåoiki, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231535168
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11862436
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remote
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11862436
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MWT11862436
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Record of miraculous events in Japan: : the Nihon ryåoiki, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231535168
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11862436
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11862436
System control number
MWT11862436
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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