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Texts and Textures of Early Japanese Buddhism: Female Patrons, Lay Scribes, and Buddhist Scripture in Eighth-Century Japan

Author(s): Lowe, Bryan

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Abstract: Study of an eighth-century Japanese Buddhist manuscript in the Gest Collection at Princeton University. It argues for a mutually empowering and interdependent relationship between the scribe, the patron, and the text. It also looks at issues related to manuscript cultures, gender, the materiality of prayer, and the religious significance of labor.
Publication Date: 2011
Citation: Lowe, Bryan. "Texts and textures of early Japanese Buddhism: Female patrons, lay scribes, and Buddhist scripture in eighth-century Japan." Princeton University Library Chronicle 73, no. 1 (2011): 9-36. 10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.73.1.0009
DOI: 10.25290/prinunivlibrchro.73.1.0009
ISSN: 0032-8456
Pages: 9 - 36
Language: English
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: The Princeton University library chronicle
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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