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The Water God s Temple of the Guangsheng Monastery: Cosmic Function of Art, Ritual, and Theater (Hardback)

Anning Jing

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ISBN 10: 9004119256 / ISBN 13: 9789004119253
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2001
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The 14th century dragon king temple in Southern Shanxi is the only known intact survivor of this ancient Water God institution once existing in every Chinese agricultural community. After describing the history, lay-out and mural paintings of the building, its original Yuan time mural paintings enable the author to depict the ritual of praying for rain, and the actual rain-making of the god. The meaning of the unique painting of a theatrical company is interpreted as to subject and its connections with the ritual of praying for rain. Rainmaking magic is compared with similar practices in other parts of the world (India), and thus suggests a common cosmological basis of Chinese and Indian cultures, and a common pattern of human behaviour and mode of thinking concerning human procreation and food production. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004119253

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Titre : The Water God s Temple of the Guangsheng ...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The 14th century dragon king temple in Southern Shanxi is the only known intact survivor of this ancient Water God institution once existing in every Chinese agricultural community. After describing the history, lay-out and mural paintings of the building, its original Yuan time mural paintings enable the author to depict the ritual of praying for rain, and the actual rain-making of the god. The meaning of the unique painting of a theatrical company is interpreted as to subject and its connections with the ritual of praying for rain. Rainmaking magic is compared with similar practices in other parts of the world (India), and thus suggests a common cosmological basis of Chinese and Indian cultures, and a common pattern of human behaviour and mode of thinking concerning human procreation and food production.

About the Author:

Anning Jing, Ph.D. (1994) in Art History, Princeton University and post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University, is Associate Professor of Asian Art at Michigan State University. He has published extensively on Chinese painting.

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