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Jokei And Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan (Hardcover)

Author: Ford, James L.

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This is the first book-length study in any language of Jokei (1155-1213), a prominent Buddhist cleric of the Hosso (Yogacara) school, whose life bridged the momentous transition from Heian (794-1185) to Kamakura (1185-1333) Japan, the dawn of the medieval era. While Jokei is invariably cited
as one of the leading representatives of established Buddhism during the Kamakura period, he has been seriously neglected by Western scholars. This book brings to light this pivotal and long-overlooked figure. Ford also argues convincingly that Jokei is an ideal personage through which to peer anew
into the socio-religious dynamics of early medieval Japan. Through a detailed examination of Jokei's extensive writings and activities, Ford challenges many received interpretations of Jokei's legacy and the significance of early medieval Buddhism in Japan.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195188141
SKU 202529689
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195188144
Release Date 11/10/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0336
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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