Buddhis and Taoism Face to Face

Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Christine Mollier

241 Blz., ISBN 978 0 8248 3411 1     
University of Hawai´i Press, 2008-2009     

Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China, by Christine Mollier, is the recepient of the Stanislas Julien Prize for Scholarship in Asian Studies, awarded by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

"In Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face, Christine Mollier undertakes five detailed case studies, each one illuminating a different dimension of the ritual, icononographic, and scriptual interactions of Buddhists and Taoists in medieval China. Mollier does not simply assert that these traditions influenced one another; she reveals in breathtaking detail the wide array of techniques used by Buddhists and Taoists as they appropriated and transformed the texts and icons of their rivals... Mollier´s work in this volume is brilliant. She deftly navigates through manuscripts, canonical texts, archaeological remains, and art-historical evidence... Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face is an exhilarating display of Sinological erudition."
- H-Buddhism

"This book exemplifies the best sort of work being done on Chinese religions today."
- Robert Ford Campany, University of Southern California

"Mollier´s book alerts us to the existence and sophistication of a third tradition, one plying the shifting boundaries between Taoism and Buddhism. Her eloquent intervention sets the the standard for many decades to come."
- Stephen F. Teiser, Princeton University

Christine Mollier is a research scholar specializing in the history of medieval Taoism at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

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