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Explaining Pictures: Buddhist Propaganda and Etoki Storytelling in Japan
Early Japanese Buddhism patronized the literate classes and remained a prerogative of the elite until the end of the twelfth century. With the fiscal and political decline of its aristocratic patrons, the Buddhist establishment turned to lay commoners and women--two groups previously excluded from the benefits of the Dharma--for financial support, using paintings to ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published February 16th 2006 by University of Hawaii Press
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