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Chinese Wood Sculptures of the 11th to 13th Centuries


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Acknowledgement Introduction 1. Retracing the Origin of the Water-Moon Guanyin Iconography 2. Water-Moon-Guanyin Sculptures in Northern Chinese Temples And Their Religious Context 3. Water-Moon Guanyin and Guardian Deities 4. Attributing Sculptures of Western Museums to Their Chinese Contexts 5. Technical Aspects of the Wood Sculptures 6. Some Aspects of the History of Collecting Chinese Buddhist Sculptures Conclusion Appendix: Wooden Sculptures of Water-Moon Guanyin in Western Collections List of Illustrations Figures of Appendix Bibliographical References

About the Author

Petra H. Rosch received a PhD in East Asian Art History from Heidelberg University. She is Research Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre "Dynamics of Ritual" at Heidelberg University and is currently working on a book on confession rituals at Chinese Buddhist cave temples of the 6th to 8th century.


"This book will appeal to all those who have an interest in Buddhist sculpture, the history of woodcarving or Chinese art" - Jason Townsend, The Woodcarvers Gazette, Summer 2018

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