The Dynamic Spread of Buddhist Print Culture

Mapping Buddhist Book Roads in China and Its Neighbors


This comprehensive study explores the dynamic spread of Buddhist print culture in China and its Asian neighbors. It examines a vast selection of Buddhist printed images and texts, not merely as static cultural relics, but holistically within multicultural contexts related to other cultural products, and as objects on the move, transmitted across a sprawling web of transnational networks, “Buddhist Book Roads”.
The author applies interdisciplinary and network approaches developed in art history, religious studies, digital humanities, and the history of the print and book culture to shed new light on Buddhist print culture from visual, textual, social, and religious perspectives.

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Shih-shan Susan Huang, Ph.D. (2002), Yale University, is Associate Professor of Transnational Asian Studies at Rice University. She has published on Buddhist and Daoist art, including Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China (Harvard Asia Center, 2012).
People interested in Asian Studies, Buddhism/Buddhist art, religious studies, China Studies, History of book, print culture, East Asian studies, Art History, Chinese & Asian art, Silk Roads, Dunhuang.
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