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Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan
Hokkeji, an ancient Nara temple that once stood at the apex of a state convent network established by Queen-Consort Komyo (701-760), possesses a history that in some ways is bigger than itself. ItsExpand
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In Her Likeness: Female Divinity and Leadership at Medieval Chuguji
This study takes as its focus the medieval deification of Prince Shotoku's mother, Anahobe no Hashihito. Long associated with the Nara nunnery Chuguji, Empress Hashihito was resurrected as patronExpand
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Meeks In Her Likeness Female Divinity and Leadership at Medieval Chūgūji 351
mother, Anahobe no Hashihito. Long associated with the Nara nunnery Chūgūji, Empress Hashihito was resurrected as patron goddess of the nunnery in the medieval period, when Chūgūji was restored andExpand
Monasticism in East Asia
The Disappearing Medium: Reassessing the Place of Miko in the Religious Landscape of Premodern Japan
c 2011 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0018-2710/2011/5003-0001$10.00 This special issue comprises three studies of neglected aspects of religion in medieval Japan. GrowingExpand
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Buddhist Renunciation and the Female Life Cycle: Understanding Nunhood in Heian and Kamakura Japan
Observing that elite Japanese women of the Heian, Kamakura, and Muromachi periods were expected to spend their final years as Buddhist lay renunciants, LORI MEEKS examines why nunhood came to beExpand
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