Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China

@inproceedings{Wang2005ShapingTL,
  title={Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China},
  author={E. Wang},
  year={2005}
}
"The Lotus Sutra" has been the most widely read and most revered Buddhist scripture in East Asia since its translation in the third century. The miracles and parables in the 'king of sutras' inspired a variety of images in China, in particular the sweeping compositions known as transformation tableaux that developed between the seventh and ninth centuries. Surviving examples in murals painted on cave walls or carved in relief on Buddhist monuments depict celestial journeys, bodily metamorphoses… Expand
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