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Silla Immigrants and the Early Shōtoku Cult: Ritual and the Poetics of Power in Early Yamato
Author Como, Michael Ilio (著)
Source Dissertation Abstracts International
Volumev.61 n.9 Section A
PublisherProQuest LLC
Publisher Url
LocationAnn Arbor, MI, US [安娜堡, 密西根州, 美國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
InstitutionStanford University
DepartmentDepartment of Religious Studies
AdvisorBielefeldt, Carl
Publication year2000
KeywordKorea; Yamato; Japan; Silla; Immigrants; Cult; Ritual; Power
AbstractThis dissertation explores the role of immigrant kinship groups from the Korean kingdom of Silla in the formation of the early cult of Prince Shōtoku (573?–622).Throughout the dissertation the emergence of the cult of Shōtoku is discussed in terms of several of the most important religious developments of the Asuka and Nara periods. Chapter one treats the introduction and expansion of the Buddhist tradition in Yamato through an investigation of the construction and uses of the founding legend of Japanese Buddhism. Chapter two treats the development of new conceptions of the afterlife during the period through an analysis of the role of Silla immigrants associated with the early Shotoku cult in the formation of the conceptions of tenjūgoku and tokoyo. Chapter three focuses on the role of these same kinship groups in the rapid development of Imperial ritual and the cults of such major Imperial ancestors as Ōjin and Jingu. Chapter four examines the role of these kinship groups in the emergence of the conception of the Sage Ruler, or hijiri no kimi. Chapter five discusses the development of chimata rites of purification and resurrection in the context of an analysis of the legend of Shōtoku's encounter with a beggar on the road to Kataoka. Chapter six treats the development of the Shōtoku cult in the period following the completion of the Nihon shoki. Special attention is given to the reconstruction of Hōryūji and the role of monks such as Dōji, Ganjin and Saichō in promoting the legend that Shōtoku was the reincarnation of the Chinese T'ien-t'ai Patriarch Hui-ssu.
ISBN0599927623; 9780599927629
Created date2005.09.23
Modified date2022.03.25

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