The Empress and the Heavenly Masters: A Study of the Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493) by Yu-ping LukThe Empress and the Heavenly Masters: A Study of the Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493) by Yu-ping Luk

The Empress and the Heavenly Masters: A Study of the Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493)

byYu-ping Luk

Hardcover | June 7, 2016

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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.

?Luk Yu-ping is curator of Chinese Collections in the Asian Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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Title:The Empress and the Heavenly Masters: A Study of the Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493)Format:HardcoverDimensions:220 pagesPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:The Chinese University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9629966530

ISBN - 13:9789629966539

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