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|Other Titles:||Temple and Metaphysics: the Cultural Meaning of ＂Temple Tour Poetry＂ in South Dynasty|
South Dynasty;Temple tour poetry;tour;game;power
|Issue Date:||2016-05-25 11:56:25 (UTC+8)|
This paper aims to examine the “temple tour poetry” composed by literary groups in South Dynasty. As a special genre in religious literature, “temple tour poetry” integrates Buddhist experiences and landscape description. In this paper, I will focus on the cultural meaning of “temple tour poetry” in terms of tour, game, and power. In the process of the temple touring, the climbing of the hills and the gazing at the landscape resemble those in a pilgrimage. It can also be seen as a metaphor of the elite group’s power. Poets took Buddhism into their word game. The playfulness not just dismisses the solemnity of religious rituals but also shows the wide spread of Buddhism in this period. “Temple tour poetry” features the dual power of religious power and political power. In this genre, they influence and reinforce each other. Tour serves as a kind of recreation, and game may imply the structure of order and power. The cultural meaning of “temple tour poetry” is thus constituted by tour, game and power.
|Relation:||政大中文學報, 21, 97-130|
Bulletin of the Department of Chinese Literature National Chengchi University
|Appears in Collections:||[政大中文學報 THCI Core] 期刊論文|
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