Studies in Central & East Asian Religions
Volume 9 1996

CONTENTS

Articles

Xu WENKAN: The Tokharians and Buddhism……………………………………………… 1 [download]

Peter SCHWEIGER: Schwarze Magie im tibetischen Buddhismus…………………….… 18 [download]

Franz-Karl EHRHARD: Political and Ritual Aspects of the Search for Himalayan Sacred
Lands………………………………………………………………………………. 37 [download]

Gabrielle GOLDFUβ: Binding Sūtras and Modernity: The Life and Times of the Chinese Layman Yang Wenhui (1837–1911)………………………………………………. 54 [download]

Review Article

Hubert DECLEER: Tibetan “Musical Offerings” (Mchod-rol): The Indispensable Guide… 75 [download]

Forum

Lucia DOLCE: Esoteric Patterns in Nichiren’s Thought…………………………………. 89 [download]

Boudewijn WALRAVEN: The Rediscovery of Uisang’s Ch’udonggi…………………… 95, and

Per K. SØRENSEN: The Classification and Depositing of Books and Scriptures Kept in the
National Library of Bhutan……………………………………………………….. 98, and

Henrik H. SØRENSEN: Seminar on the Zhiyi’s Mohe zhiguan in Leiden……………… 104 [download]

Reviews

Schuyler Jones: Tibetan Nomads: Environment, Pastoral Economy and Material Culture
(Per K. Sørensen)…………………………………………………………………. 106, and

[Ngag-dbang skal-ldan rgya-mtsho:] Shel dkar chos ’byung. History of the “White Crystal”.
Religion and Politics of Southern La-stod. Translated by Pasang Wangdu and
Hildegard Diemberger (Per K. Sørensen)………………………………………… 108, and

Blondeau, Anne-Marie and Steinkellner, Ernst (eds.): Reflections of the Mountains. Essays
on the History and Social Meaning of the Cult in Tibet and the Himalayas (Per K.
Sørensen)…………………………………………………………………………. 110, and

Wisdom of Buddha: The Saṃdhinirmocana Mahāyāna Sūtra (Essential Questions and Direct Answers for Realizing Enlightenment). Transl. by John Powers (Henrik H. Sørensen)………………………………………. 112, and

Japanese Popular Deities in Prints and Paintings: A Catalogue of the Exhibition (Henrik H.
Sørensen)…………………………………………………………………………. 113, and

Stephen F. Teiser, The Scripture on the Ten Kings and the Making of Purgatory in Medieval
Chinese Buddhism (Henrik H. Sørensen) ……………………………………….. 114, and

Charles Holcombe, In the Shadow of the Han: Literati Thought and Society at the Beginning
of the Southern Dynasties (Henrik H. Sarensen)………………………………… 121, and

Beata Grant, Mount Lu Revisited: Buddhism in the Life and Writings of Su Shih (Henrik H.
Sørensen)…………………………………………………………………………. 124 [download]

Ruth W. Dunnell, The Great State of White and High: Buddhism and State Formation in
Eleventh-Century Xia (Henrik H. Sørensen)…………………………………….. 127, and

Latter Days of the Law: Images of Chinese Buddhism 850–1850. Ed. Marsha Weidner (Henrik H. Sørensen)……………………………………………………………… 130 [download]

Hubert Durt, Problems of Chronology and Eschatology: Four Lectures on the Essay on Buddhism by Tominaga Nakatoma [1715–1746] (Ian Astley)………………………………… 133, and

Eastern Canons: Approaches to the Asian Classics. Edited by Wm. Theodore de Bary and Irene Bloom (Gunner B. Mikkelsen)…137 [download]