Living Images: Japanese Buddhist Icons in Context

  title={Living Images: Japanese Buddhist Icons in Context},
  author={S. Wawrytko},
  journal={History: Reviews of New Books},
  pages={175 - 175}
  • S. Wawrytko
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • History: Reviews of New Books
Bettine Birge is an associate professor of Chinese thought and civilization at the University of Southern California. Her main thesis is that during the breakdown of the medieval aristocratic order of Tang and the commercial expansion and accelerated social mobility in Sung, the ownership of land in China assumed an even greater importance than it had had before as a determinant of social status, especially for women. Women were allowed to acquire significant amounts of landed property in their… Expand