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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Abstract

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
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Wessels-Mevissen, CorinnaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ciurtin, EugenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Del Bontà, Robert J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mevissen, Gerd J.R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ōhashi, RyōsukeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wieringa, E.P.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kelényi, BélaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Golzio, Karl-HeinzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bautze, Joachim K.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Emmrich, ChristophUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCID
Boschung, DietrichUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wessels-Mevissen, CorinnaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmail
CorrectorWessels-Mevissen, CorinnaUNSPECIFIED
CorrectorRadzinski, RussellUNSPECIFIED
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:
KeywordsLanguage
Südasien, Südostasien, Zeitbewusstsein, Geschichte, Kongress, UNSPECIFIED
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Internationales Kolleg Morphomata
Language: English
Date: 2012
Full Text Status: Public
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Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 15:07
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7754

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