Efficacious Underworld: The Evolution of Ten Kings Paintings in Medieval China and Korea by Cheeyun Lilian Kwon (review)

Efficacious Underworld: The Evolution of Ten Kings Paintings in Medieval China and Korea by... 48 China Review International: Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018 Min Ye Min Ye is an associate professor of international relations at Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. She is an expert on comparative/ Chinese political economy. Her publications include The Belt, Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China 1998–2018 (Cambridge University Press, 2020), Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Making of Northeast Asia (coau. Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Cheeyun Lilian Kwon. Efficacious Underworld: The Evolution of Ten Kings Paintings in Medieval China and Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2019. viii, 210 pp. Hardcover $72.00, ISBN-13: 978-0-8248-5602-1. What happens to the deceased after death? This question still inspires fear and raises several questions for us living in the twenty-first century; therefore, it can be an interesting venture to look into the visual and textural traditions of East Asia and read about how they have imagined and constructed ideas about the netherworld. The book gives a very thorough overview of the earliest developments of the tradition of the doctrine of the Ten Kings in the Buddhist Purgatory who were believed to judge the deceased souls according http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Efficacious Underworld: The Evolution of Ten Kings Paintings in Medieval China and Korea by Cheeyun Lilian Kwon (review)

China Review International, Volume 25 (1) – Mar 6, 2020

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48 China Review International: Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018 Min Ye Min Ye is an associate professor of international relations at Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. She is an expert on comparative/ Chinese political economy. Her publications include The Belt, Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China 1998–2018 (Cambridge University Press, 2020), Diasporas and Foreign Direct Investment in China and India (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and The Making of Northeast Asia (coau. Kent Calder, Stanford University Press, 2010). Cheeyun Lilian Kwon. Efficacious Underworld: The Evolution of Ten Kings Paintings in Medieval China and Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2019. viii, 210 pp. Hardcover $72.00, ISBN-13: 978-0-8248-5602-1. What happens to the deceased after death? This question still inspires fear and raises several questions for us living in the twenty-first century; therefore, it can be an interesting venture to look into the visual and textural traditions of East Asia and read about how they have imagined and constructed ideas about the netherworld. The book gives a very thorough overview of the earliest developments of the tradition of the doctrine of the Ten Kings in the Buddhist Purgatory who were believed to judge the deceased souls according

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Published: Mar 6, 2020

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