Religious Authority in East Asia: Materiality, Media, and Aesthetics

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Religious Authority in East Asia : Materiality, Media, and Aesthetics. / Caple, Jane Eluned; Baffelli, Erica.

I: Asian Ethnology, Bind 78, Nr. 1, 23.07.2019, s. 3-21.

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Caple, JE & Baffelli, E 2019, 'Religious Authority in East Asia: Materiality, Media, and Aesthetics', Asian Ethnology, bind 78, nr. 1, s. 3-21.

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Caple, J. E., & Baffelli, E. (2019). Religious Authority in East Asia: Materiality, Media, and Aesthetics. Asian Ethnology, 78(1), 3-21.

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Caple JE, Baffelli E. Religious Authority in East Asia: Materiality, Media, and Aesthetics. Asian Ethnology. 2019 jul 23;78(1):3-21.

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Caple, Jane Eluned ; Baffelli, Erica. / Religious Authority in East Asia : Materiality, Media, and Aesthetics. I: Asian Ethnology. 2019 ; Bind 78, Nr. 1. s. 3-21.

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