Complete Works of Inscribed Buddhist Sutra in Shandong (two volumes)
Published Date:May, 2015
As an important cultural heritage of Shandong Province, inscribed Buddhist sutra carries tremendous documentary value in its content and art value in the field of calligraphy. It directly projects the social spiritual pursuit, cultural styles and the political and economic development of its time. Complete Works of Inscribed Buddhist Sutra in Shandong systematically organizes the pieces of Buddhist sutra carved on the North Chao Mo Cliff in the Tai Yi mountains, Shandong, which was considered as “the very first of Big Characters” and “the ancestor of posting calligraphy” by Kang Youwei. In addition to the old rubbing pieces of the top areas (that had already been bombed off), the new rubbings, including the newly found works of Buddhist sutra and names of Buddha in eleven hills, that were made after the year of 1986 were all covered, making this book a full collection of all the inscribed Buddhist sutra in that area. Researchers of Buddhism, archeologists specializing in stone carving, researchers and lovers of calligraphy can all benefit from this book.
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