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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 62

The Divine Nature of Power

Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674025134

Publication Date: 07/31/2007


265 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

40 color halftones, 22 black and white halftones, 12 line art

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series

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  • Figures
  • Chinese Dynasties
  • Map of Song, Xi Xia, and Liao Empires, ca. 1100
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Jinci: Place and Name
  • 3. Taiyuan and the First Ancestor of Jin
  • 4. The Shrine of Shu Yu of Tang
  • 5. The Jin River and the Emergence of the Spirit of the Jin Springs
  • 6. The Song-Dynasty Temple to the Sage Mother
  • 7. Manipulating the Spirits of Jin
  • 8. Conclusions: the Temple and Shrine as an Expression of Divine Presence
  • Appendix A. Dates of Extant Structures in the Jinci Complex
  • Appendix B. Glossary of Building Terminology
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2007 Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication
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