This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in East. : Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism (Asian Religions and Cultures) : Fabio Rambelli: Books. Fabio Rambelli. Professor (Religious Studies & East Asian Languages); International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies: Ph.D., University of Venice.


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