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Title: Wutai Shan: Pilgrimage to Five-Peak Mountain
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Karl Debreczeny
One Sentence Summary: Catalog of and introduction to the 2007 exhibition “Wutaishan: Pilgrimage to Five-Peak Mountain.”

Description: 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 sacred site to Chinese Buddhists as far back as the fifth century, from the seventh century on, it became an international pilgrimage center, attracting Buddhist pilgrims from as far away as India, Kashmir, Tibet, Japan, and Korea. By the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Wutai shan had become especially important to Tibetans, Mongols, and Manchus, when Tibetan Buddhism was at its apex there and the mountain was a confluence of Himalayan cultures. The exhibition “Wutaishan: Pilgrimage to Five-Peak Mountain” (2007) introduced the nature of this transnational pilgrimage site dedicated to the embodiment of wisdom, Mañjuśrī, and explored the rich interrelationships between faith, politics, ethnicity, and identity which make the site unique. The accompanying introductory essay explores the history of Tibetan involvement on the mountain. (2011-12-31)

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org/
Published Date: 2011
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#!jiats=/06/debreczeny/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 6 (December 2011)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 6 (December 2011)
Cultural Coverage: China;Tibet;Mongolia
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: David Germano
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 6
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: Online

Access rights: Public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: xml
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Date Of Record Creation: 2011-10-07 16:29:37
Date Record Checked: 2011-10-07
Date Last Modified: 2012-01-31 14:50:25
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