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  Flowering of a Foreign Faith: New Studies in Chinese Buddhist Art
By: Janet Baker (editor)




 
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Author: Janet Baker (editor)
Format: Hardcover, 10x13"
ISBN: 8185026424
Publication Date: 1998

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This book presents new research on topics which center around the question of how Chinese Buddhist art evolved and what characterizes it as distinctly Chinese. Touching upon the Indian roots of Buddhism, the authors focus on the transformations that took place once the belief system entered the Chinese political, social, and philosophical sphere. Indian architecture, sculpture, and painting transformed indigenous Chinese art by introducing new subject matter, moral ideals, and a novel aesthetic. However, enough native Chinese principles prevailed to inspire the creation of new sutras and legends. These in turn inspired artists to create new visual means of appealing to Chinese audiences who needed to reconcile Buddhism with their existing beliefs and moral systems.



Flowering of a Foreign Faith: New Studies in Chinese Buddhist Art , Janet Baker (editor), Marg, Hardcover, 1988, 146 Pages, $60.00

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