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Transforming the Void : Embryological Discourse and Reproductive Imagery in East Asian Religions

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From the November 2010 international symposium "Imagining the Feminine in East Asian Religions and Medicine," held in Heidelberg, Germany, 12 essays explore the soteriological applications of embryological and gestational discourses in East Asian religious traditions. In so far as possible, they have bypassed literal procreation--medical embryologies--to focus on the more figurative interpretations. Covering China and Japan in turn, they consider such topics as symbolic pregnancy and the sexual identity of Taoist adepts, the effectiveness of symbols: women's bodies as mandalas, "human yellow" and magical power in Japanese medieval tantrism and culture, and embryology in early modern Soto Zen Buddhism. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 578.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Sir Henry Wellcome Asian
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: December 4, 2015
TCIN: 51656808
UPC: 9789004300675
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-6721

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