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Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature

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Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature - Wilson, Liz
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In this highly original study of sexuality, desire, the body, and women, Liz Wilson investigates first-millennium Buddhist notions of spirituality. She argues that despite the marginal role women played in monastic life, they occupied a very conspicuous place in Buddhist hagiographic literature. In narratives used for the edification of Buddhist monks, women's bodies in decay (diseased, dying, and after death) served as a central object for meditation, inspiring spiritual growth through sexual abstention and repulsion in ...

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Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226900544

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Charming Cadavers: Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226900537

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