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Looking from the periphery: some additional thoughts on Yulin Cave 3

Deeg, Max 2020. Looking from the periphery: some additional thoughts on Yulin Cave 3. In: Meinert, Carmen and Sorensen, Henrik eds. Buddhism in Central Asia I, Vol. 11. Dynamics in the History of Religions, Brill, pp. 230-243. (10.1163/9789004417731_011)

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This chapter discusses some details of a diptych from Yulin Cave 3. It focuses on a possible link between the motifs/figures depicted and textual sources: one refers to Xuanzang (600/602–664, 玄奘) within a proto-Xiyou ji 西遊記 [Record of the Journey to the West] context; the other suggests Sudhana in the context of the Avataṃsakasūtra. Both figures are discussed in the relation to their possible connection with the main figures in the diptych, Samantabhadra and Mañjuśrī and are tentatively positioned in a wirder pan-Buddhist narrative background of a drainage and foundation legend.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004415621
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 February 2020
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 12:30

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