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Author Quinter, David,
Title From outcasts to emperors : Shingon Ritsu and the Mañjuśrī cult in medieval Japan / by David Quinter.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]

Author Quinter, David,
Series Brill's Japanese studies library, 0925-6512 ; volume 50.
Brill's Japanese studies library ; volume 50.
Subject Mañjūśrī -- Cult -- Japan -- History.
Ritsu (Sect) -- Japan -- History.
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Prologue; Introduction; Imagining Mañjuśrī; The Study of Medieval Japanese Buddhism; Chapter 1 Living Bodhisattvas and Hijiri: Eison, Ninshō, and the Cults of Mañjuśrī and Gyōki; Eison's Early Career; Ninshō's Early Career; Mutual Influences: Scholarly Training and Mañjuśrī Assemblies; Public Works and the Emulation of Gyōki; Eison's Emulation of Mañjuśrī and "Erasure" of Gyōki; Conclusions; Chapter 2 Tradition and Transformation: Precedents for the Saidaiji Order Mañjuśrī Assemblies; The Mañjuśrī Parinirvāṇa Sutra (Mañjuśrī Sutra)
Motifs in the Mt. Wutai Mañjuśrī CultGyōki as Mañjuśrī; State-Sponsored Mañjuśrī Assemblies; Warrior-Sponsored Mañjuśrī Assemblies: Rulers, Rituals, and Relief; Memorial Rites, Mothers, and Mañjuśrī; Conclusions; Chapter 3 Discrimination and Empowerment: Hannyaji, Outcasts, and the Living Mañjuśrī; History of Hannyaji and Its Restoration; Construction and 1267 Dedication of the Hannyaji Mañjuśrī; The 1269 Non-Discriminatory Assembly; Material and Ritual Context; Doctrinal Context: Icchantikas and Universal Buddhahood; Eison's 1267 and 1269 Votive Texts for the Hannyaji Mañjuśr&#x12B.
Icchantikas, Outcasts, and Other TransgressorsRitual Empowerment, Purification, and Practice; Conclusions; Chapter 4 Fundraising, Patronage, and the Hannyaji Mañjuśrī: From Eison to Shinkū; The Hannyaji Restoration and the Rhetoric of Reluctance; "Muen" and the Donations for the Hannyaji Mañjuśrī Image; Shinkū's 1287 Votive Text and the Hannyaji Mañjuśrī Attendant Statues; Iconography and Social Positioning; Shinkū's Narrative; Conclusions; Chapter 5 Exoteric-Esoteric Lineage Construction andMañjuśrī: Dream-Visions in Eison's and Myōe's Lineages.
Provenance and Contents of Eison's Statement of Transmission to ShinkūShingon, Ritsu, and Uses of Eison's Statement of Transmission to Shinkū; Myōe, Mañjuśrī, and Dream-Visions; Conclusions; Chapter 6 Double Vision: The "Tachikawa" Monkan and Shingon/Ritsu; Sex, Power, and Distortion: Issues in Portraits of Monkan; New Biographical Portrait of Monkan; Monkan's Early Career; The 1302 Saidaiji Mañjuśrī Pentad; Monkan's 1314 Saigyokushō; Monkan's Post-1316 Shingon Career; The 1335 Mt. Kōya Petition, Monkan's Mañjuśrī Rites, and Shingon Activities.
The Construction of the "Heretical" Monkan and the Tachikawa LineageRepaying Mother and Protecting the State: Monkan's Mañjuśrī Paintings; Wish-Fulfilling Jewels, the Three-Deity Combinatory Rites, and Mañjuśrī; Conclusions; Epilogue; Early Saidaiji Order Activities and Outcasts as "Supporters"; Continuity and Change in the Shingon Ritsu Mañjuśrī Cult: From Eison to Monkan; The Shingon Ritsu Mañjuśrī Cult and Outcasts Reconsidered; The Esoteric and the Exoteric in the Saidaiji Order; The Nara Schools and Medieval Buddhism: Models, Maps, and Directions; Documents: Annotated Translations.
Summary In From Outcasts to Emperors , David Quinter illuminates the Shingon Ritsu movement founded by the charismatic Buddhist monk Eison (1201-90) at Saidaiji in Nara, Japan, with a focus on Eison and his disciples' involvement in the cult of the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī.
ISBN 9789004294592 (electronic bk.)
9004294597 (electronic bk.)
9789004293397
9004293396
OCLC # 911128602
Additional Format Print version: Quinter, David. From outcasts to emperors 9789004293397 (DLC) 2015010669 (OCoLC)904036915.


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