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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... The highly visible nature of this arrangement helps to explain the emergence of ritual texts, primarily after the fourth century ce , in which Buddhist ritualists adopt the role of rainmakers. These elaborate ceremonies promise to bring rain or end flooding for the benefit of the saṃgha and the wider...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 87–109.
Published: 01 April 2018
... program of the Southern Song–dynasty Cave of Perfect Enlightenment (Yuanjuedong) at Baodingshan, Dazu. It argues that the cave serves not as an arena for ritual practice per se but instead presents an idealized representation of such a site. In particular, this essay focuses on the conceptual function of...
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Archives of Asian Art (2015) 65 (1-2): 139–179.
Published: 01 October 2015
... interest in the vision cult of Wutai Shan's resident deity Mañjuśrī is displayed in the building of the three monasteries, which were all modelled after famed temples at Wutai Shan. An investigation of the ritual, architectural, and artistic productions surrounding the three monasteries reveals the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 51–94.
Published: 01 April 2007
...- Fowan Cliff of Bei Shan, Avalokites´vara is represented cavation (Appendix, no. 4.1). According to this inscrip- in nearly half of the 290-odd niches.39 The donor in- tion, the central motive for creating the cave was to scriptions in Cave 6 make it evident that the purpose of invoke rain and...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 95–120.
Published: 01 April 2007
... porcelains are pointed rock, and the upper end joins the double rings painted with such auspicious words as shou, fengtiao encircling the cylindrical neck. One shou is flanked by yushun May you have timely wind and rain guotai two fungi, the other by bamboo and a plum tree in min’an May the country prosper...
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Archives of Asian Art (2008) 58 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., with can be confidently dated before the year 800 ‘‘a roof ridge above and eaves below thereby [providing] 2 ce shelter from the wind and rain In the variety of ‘‘palaces, .) But, enough...
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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (2): 191–209.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and their practice I draw attention to how the pithora paint on walls for ‘‘if they paint they will make mistakes has been typically positioned as a ritually based tradition and the badva [the priest while in a state of possession in contrast to the description of the Pardhan Gond paint- who directs...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 55–72.
Published: 01 April 2019
... order. 40. Weisenfeld, Imaging Disaster . 63. In Yoshimi Shun'ya's “Radioactive Rain and the American Umbrella,” the author provided a chronology of how the construction of the Fukushima Daiichi plant exactly overlapped the era of Japan's high economic growth in the 1960s. 64...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (2): 119–149.
Published: 01 October 2020
... his woman, who due to sumptuary laws is adorned simply, looks like a lotus bud after rain. 57 Courtesan , then, presents the painter as the ultimate gazer who enjoys the privilege of possessing the woman as his erotic object. The inscription, however, makes clear that the ultimate goal of...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 61–82.
Published: 01 April 2017
... vast universe of rain upon red [flowers] fills with devotees. 45 Spring dawn alights upon the mountain's peak, Spring breeze wafts across my clothes. Peach blossoms follow the water's course, Pine soughs match the clouds' [abundance]. Not yet aware of the distance between home and the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2010) 60 (1): 43–78.
Published: 01 April 2010
... one hand, the revival of Buddhism in the distant future. presence of a few donor inscriptions dating from later Given its importance in Jingwan’s enterprise, the times makes uncertain the extent to which the current Leiyin Cave has received considerable scholarly atten- arrangement of...
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Archives of Asian Art (2001) 52 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., Tochigi Prefecture, is flooding, or dangerous currents. Supporting that hypothe- an interesting group of stone relief images, all in triads, sis, Asarni found that two of the images in his study had thought to date from the tenth century. In two of the three written prayers for rain (kyuu) inserted...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 April 2018
... on my desk and I had the pleasure to appreciate it for almost half a year. I am inscribing this at the end of this album before returning it. You must keep it as a treasure! In the year pyŏngsul [1946] written while the hibiscus blooms in the rain [in front of my] window by eighty-three-year-old O...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 217–242.
Published: 01 October 2019
... design. Intriguing as this speculation may be, what attracts more attention is his insight concerning the historical evolution of ordination platforms: that the place for ordination ceremonies of early-seventh-century Tang was very likely to have been a ritually demarcated place temporarily set up for...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 April 2020
... from the “gongyang” commentaries to make his accusations against Heshen after the death of the Qianlong Emperor. See Elman, Classicism, Politics, and Kinship , 284–90 ; Elman, “Imperial Politics and Confucian Societies in Late Imperial China” ; and Nivison, “Ho-Shen and His Accusers.” 18...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 October 2017
... that Bahmani rulers aligned with Sufi shaikh s to extend the reach of their spiritual dominion, since here the ruler is fashioned as the shaikh himself. 63 On a more practical level, Ahmad Shah is remembered for knowing the secret of the world's greatest water source: rain. According to the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (2): 165–190.
Published: 01 October 2014
... tiger dubiously attributed to the eighteenth- to it to later. Each animal painting was the product of century court painter Guiseppe Castiglione (Chinese one concentrated performance with the brush, making name Lang Shining 1688–1766), but nonetheless the draft pictures even more significant to the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 155–179.
Published: 01 October 2019
...桓其中. 78 In another example, Huang Huai's description of his painting-and-calligraphy boat's interior attests to its capacity to accommodate large groups of guests: It was rather broad and spacious, with a fitted cover that protected from wind and rain. With windows on both sides you could...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 181–216.
Published: 01 October 2019
... here, are not as easily discerned as other components of a ruined monastery, especially if one has to rely on their ground plans, which may have been dramatically encroached upon by the long-term growth of surrounding tropical rain forest. And such a walkway, conceivably in the form of a moderately...
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Archives of Asian Art (2003) 53 (1): 71–104.
Published: 01 April 2003
... effectively with reference to ink paint- the products of this artist-emperor and his Academy. We have ing, in which the artist reveals himself through his brush- clarified institutional arrangements. We have examined the work. (Indeed, the Chinese scholars perfected this mono- uses of art to ritual...