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Figurations of Time in Asia

Wessels-Mevissen, Corinna and Ciurtin, Eugen and Del Bontà, Robert J. and Mevissen, Gerd J.R. and Ōhashi, Ryōsuke and Wieringa, E.P. and Kelényi, Béla and Golzio, Karl-Heinz and Bautze, Joachim K. and Emmrich, Christoph (2012) Figurations of Time in Asia. Morphomata, 4. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München. ISBN 978-3-7705-5447-8

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    The experience and the ensuing structuring of time forms a constitutive part of human cultures. There are many ways of coming to terms with time, calendars and historiographies being its most common cultural representations. The contributions to this volume deal with lesser known figurations that result directly from the various perceptions about time and phenomena related to time. Diachronous investigations in various parts of Asia (predominantly South Asia) reveal a broad spectrum of such visual and literary figurative manifestations. While Hinduism recognizes a divine personification of time and allocates the ominous factor time in an ontological proximity to death, other cultures of Asia have developed their own specific concepts and strategies. This collection of essays combines perspectives of various disciplines on figurations in which time congeals, as it were. These figurations result from local time regimes, and beyond demonstrating their diversity of forms this volume offers coordinates for a comparison of cultures. The topics include chronograms as well as early Buddhist topoi of the vastness of time, the Indian Jaina representation of both temporality and non-temporality and the teachings of a Mediaeval Zen master hinting at the more stationary aspects of time.

    Item Type: Book
    Wessels-Mevissen, Corinna
    Ciurtin, Eugen
    Del Bontà, Robert J.
    Mevissen, Gerd J.R.
    Ōhashi, Ryōsuke
    Wieringa, E.P.
    Kelényi, Béla
    Golzio, Karl-Heinz
    Bautze, Joachim K.
    Emmrich, Christoph
    Boschung, Dietrich
    Wessels-Mevissen, Corinna
    CorrectorWessels-Mevissen, Corinna
    CorrectorRadzinski, Russell
    Corporate Creators: Internationales Kolleg Morphomata
    Corporate Contributors: Internationales Kolleg Morphomata
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-77547
    Series Name: Morphomata
    Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3-7705-5447-8
    Volume: 4
    Subjects: Philosophy
    Other and comparative religions
    Geography and history
    History of ancient world
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    Südasien, Südostasien, Zeitbewusstsein, Geschichte, Kongress,UNSPECIFIED
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Internationales Kolleg Morphomata
    Language: English
    Date: 2012
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
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    Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 17:07:25
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7754

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