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Holy Ground: Where Art and Text Meet

Studies in the Cultural History of India

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Hans T. Bakker

The 31 selected and revised articles in the volume Holy Ground: Where Art and Text Meet, written by Hans Bakker between 1986 and 2016, vary from theoretical subjects to historical essays on the classical culture of India. They combine two mainstreams: the Sanskrit textual tradition, including epigraphy, and the material culture as expressed in works of religious art and iconography. The study of text and art in close combination in the actual field where they meet provides a great potential for understanding. The history of holy places is therefore one of the leitmotivs that binds these studies together.
One article, "The Ramtek Inscriptions II", was co-authored by Harunaga Isaacson, two articles, on "Moksadharma 187 and 239–241" and "The Quest for the Pasupata Weapon," by Peter C. Bisschop.

Viren Murthy

critique of reification or rationalization from a standpoint before ordinary distinctions between subject and object. It is this standpoint outside of ordinary distinctions, a type of religious perspective that Takeuchi associates with Lu Xun. See Uhl, 2003. Viren Murthy 22 Japan’s involvement in the

just propaganda or a deviation of literary modernity, is actually in profound interaction with the re-imagination of the human subject—a project dating back at least to the invention of the bourgeois universality in Kant, in Early Romanticism, and in the anthropological tradition of philosophy—in a

Xudong Zhang

appropriate. The principal characters are all male: this is an issue worth discussing. Why are the protagonists who participate in thought all schoolboys, whereas girls do not enter the sphere of thought, and hence are not treated as the subject of enlightenment? It would seem that boys are the only ones who

Ban Wang

by parochialism. The emperor and his ministers apparently relate to each other under a broad compass of emperor-subject morality. But just as friendship does not necessarily mean social or civic morality, the emperor-subject relation is not necessarily for the public good. An empire, Liang asserts

Pu Wang

Great Leap Forward, the workers and peasants embody the germination of communism”; 9 this collective subject was the legislator of the new age and society, and therefore the literary legislator in their own songs (just like Mao, in his own ancient-style poems). 10 “The people” or renmin , was the

Krista Van Fleit Hang

of the PRC in 1949 and the start of the Cultural Revolution in 1966. 10 Hong Zicheng’s appraisal of the novel is representative: “[The novel] is about both the story of the path of modern intellectuals and, in addition, it devotes a certain amount of subject matter to the fate of women. Lin Daojing

Mingwei Song

, and very likely the best-known foreign literary character for people living through Mao’s era. In the story, Pawel Korchagin is a Ukrainian youth who devotes his life to the cause of the Russian revolution, subjects himself to the disciplines of the Party, and goes through all kinds of imaginable (and