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Title: Mongol Pilgrimages to Wutai Shan in the Late Qing Dynasty
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Isabelle Charleux
One Sentence Summary: This article tries to document the pilgrimage of Mongols to Wutai Shan from the late Qing Dynasty to the early twentieth century, using Mongolian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources.

Description: 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 Western sources (stone inscriptions, local gazetteers, travelogues, mountain guides), this paper tries to document the pilgrimage of Mongols to Wutai Shan from the late Qing Dynasty to the early twentieth century. Who were the ordinary pilgrims, where did they come from, and what were their motivations? How were they informed about the pilgrimage and how did they travel to Wutai Shan? What were they particularly looking for and what were their priorities? The final section deals with a particular type of cave, the famous “Womb Cave,” and its connection to pilgrimage sites in Mongolia.

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/charleux/
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
Date Of Record Creation: 2011-10-07 16:35:00
Date Record Checked: 2011-10-07
Date Last Modified: 2011-10-07 16:39:48
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