Sutras Working in Buddha’s Belly and Buddhists’ Pockets: Miniature Sutras in Korean Buddhism

Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts - Kristina Myrvold

Yohan Yoo [+-]
Seoul National University
Yohan Yoo is Professor of Comparative Religion in the Department of Religious Studies and Associate Dean of the College of Humanities at Seoul National University.
Woncheol Yun [+-]
Seoul National University
Woncheol Yun is Professor of Buddhism in the Department of Religious Studies at Seoul National University.

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Miniature books, handwritten or printed books in the smallest format, have fascinated religious people, printers, publishers, collectors, and others through the centuries because of their unique physical features, and continue to captivate people today. The small lettering and the delicate pages, binding, and covers highlight the material form of texts and invite sensory engagement and appreciation. This volume addresses miniature books with a special focus on religious books in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The book presents various empirical contexts for how the smallest books have been produced, distributed, and used in different times and cultures and also provides theoretical reflections and comments that discuss the divergent formats and functions of books.

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Yoo, Yohan; Yun, Woncheol. Sutras Working in Buddha’s Belly and Buddhists’ Pockets: Miniature Sutras in Korean Buddhism. Miniature Books - The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781798614. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37769. Date accessed: 18 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37769. Oct 2019

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