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The Jiaqing Emperor’s Magnificent Record of the Western Tour
Creator's Description: The Qing Jiaqing Emperor’s Magnificent Record of the Western Tour (xixun shengdian), published in 1812, is the last “magnificent record” of the Qing d...
Mongol Pilgrimages to Wutai Shan in the Late Qing Dynasty
Creator's Description: Since the beginning of the Qing Dynasty, Mongols have viewed Wutai Shan as a substitute for Tibet pilgrimages. Relying on various Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, and Wester...
Tales of Conjured Temples (hua si) in Qing Period Mountain Gazetteers
Creator's Description: A study of Qing records of the monk-pilgrim Wuzhuo’s (eighth century) entry into the conjured Vajra Grotto/Prajñā Temple (jingang ku/banruo si) at Tang period (618-90...
Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Issue 6: Wutai Shan and Qing Culture
Creator's Description: This is the sixth issue of the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, edited by Gray Tuttle and Johan Elverskog and released in December, 201...
Two Bka’ ’gyur Works in Mahāmudrā Canons: The Ārya-ātajñāna-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra and the Anāvila-tantra-rāja
Creator's Description: Tibetan Buddhist lists and collections of Indian Great Seal (Phyag rgya chen po, Mahāmudrā) texts consist almost exclusively of works found in the Translation of Treati...
Maps of Wutai Shan: Individuating the Sacred Landscape through Color
Creator's Description: This essay considers the practice of coloring Buddhist sacred maps by comparing two hand-colored xylographs of Wutai shan derived from the same set of woodblocks that wer...
Wutai Shan: Pilgrimage to Five-Peak Mountain
Creator's Description: The sacred mountain Wutai shan, located in Shanxi Province, China, is believed to be the earthly abode of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Mañjuśrī. While Wutai shan was a s...
Bla brang Monastery and Wutai Shan
Creator's Description: This article explores the connections between Labrang Monastery and Wutai Shan. It shows that in addition to seeking the benefits of Wutai Shan’s religious qualities, t...
Tibetan Poetry on Wutai Shan
Creator's Description: Throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries authors from the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism composed numerous poems on Five-Peaked Mountain (Wutai shan)....
Gifts at Wutai Shan: Rockhill and the Thirteenth Dalai Lama
Creator's Description: This article discusses the 1908 meeting at Wutai shan between the Thirteenth Dalai Lama and William Woodville Rockhill as reflected in three special items in the Library ...
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