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Maitreya cult and its art in early China

Yu-min Lee

Maitreya cult and its art in early China

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maitreya (Buddhist deity) -- China,
  • Buddhist art and symbolism -- China

  • Edition Notes

    StatementYu-min Lee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN8193.3.B64 L43
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 469 p. :
    Number of Pages469
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14780037M


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