Der Anblick des Berges in den chinesischen Bergmonographien

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This paper by Alexander Mayer (University of Illinois) addresses the question of the limitations of a semiotic approach to the Chinese Buddhist "Mountain Monographies". On the background of a sample of three extant specimina it argues that the type of religiosity embedded in the context under study is rather locative than utopian, and that accordingly pilgrimage is less an exegetical reading of signs but a visionary movement of seeing the sacred within the landscape itself.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationErkundung und Beschreibung der Welt
EditorsGerhard Giesemann, Xenja Ertzdorff
ISBN (Electronic)9789004333543
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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