This book shows the relationship between San-shin and Korean Buddhism that has traditionally been one of mutual support and mutual absorption. In a theoretical sense their relationship takes this three-sided form: Buddha in his role as cosmic Lord enfeoffs San-shin with its own mountain, and thus augments the powers and legitimacy San-shin already enjoys.
San-shin is not yet very well-known in the world, despite being the most central and characteristic figure in traditional Korean culture. It remains uniquely Korean, although depicted with imported Chinese artistic motifs, which are clearly explained in this volume. Its various cultural roles and manifestations are described, with photos has taken of San-shin icons and their shrines all over South Korea, pointing out their various common and unique religious and artistic characteristics. The various connections and relationships of San-shin with the five major religious, philosophical traditions of Korean-Buddhism, Shamanism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Christianity are fully explored.
The other deities and symbols which share paintings and shrines with San-shin are briefly introduced, to shed further light on its identity. Contrary cases of contemporary opposition to San-shin and the potential roles of mountain-worship in 21-century Korean culture (national identity, ecology, re-unification) are discussed to provide deeper perspectives. This book is the most comprehensive study ever published on Korea's ancient mountain-worship traditions in any language. The author hopes that it will introduce San-shin to a global audience.
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David A. Mason grew up in Michigan, and furthered his education in San Francisco. He has lived in South Korea for fifteen years so far, exploring it and writing about its history and culture. He earned his second M.A. in Korean Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul. He is currently a professor of English at Yonsei's Wonju campus, in Kangwon Province, where his research on Korea's ancient-but-still-strong mountain-worship traditions continues.
Words from the Author:
Korean Mountain spirit caught my interest when I first visited a Korean Buddhist temple in the summer of 1982, more than sixteen years ago. Since that time I have collected photographs of and information about it as a hobby, along with hiking in Korean's beautiful and sacred mountains. By the 1990s I noticed that San-shin is unjustifiably unknown to the world, and even little-known within the field of Korean cultural studies. I came to feel some calling to research the subject deeply and present my finding to everyone who might be interested.
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Description du livre Seoul Hollym, 1999. 4°, OLwd. mit OSU, 224 S. mit zahlr. Abb., SU leicht berieben, gutes Expl. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2550. N° de réf. du libraire 711214
Description du livre Hollym International Corp. 1999-01-29, 1999. Hardcover. État : good. 1565911075. N° de réf. du libraire 666181
Description du livre Hollym International Corp., 1999. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P021565911075