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THE EMPRESS AND THE HEAVENLY MASTERS: A STUDY OF THE ORDINATION SCROLL OF EMPRESS ZHANG (1493). Luk Yu-ping. Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 2015. Published in association with Centre for Studies of Daoist Culture, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Daoist Studies Series. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Columbia University Press, New York. 312 pp. with 67 ills. (62 col.). 24 x 18 cm. ISBN 9789629966539 In English.
Publisher's description: Over twenty-seven meters long, the Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493) is an important Ming Dynasty Daoist artifact from the San Diego Museum of Art's collection. It is a record of the imperial ordination of Empress Zhang (1470-1541), consort of the Ming Dynasty Hongzhi emperor (r. 1488-1505), by Zhang Xuanqing (d. 1509), the forty-seventh Heavenly Master of the Zhengyi institution. This book builds a history of imperial ordinations through a detailed examination of the scroll's transcriptions and meticulously painted images of celestial beings, and it examines the influences of the Daoist leaders known as the Zhengyi Heavenly Masters.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — China — Painting
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 166240
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