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Daoism in History : Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan - Benjamin Penny

Daoism in History

Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan

By: Benjamin Penny (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th March 2006
ISBN: 9780415348522
Number Of Pages: 290

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The study of the religion of Daoism has flourished over the last decade in China, Japan and the West. A new generation of scholars has appeared who are rewriting our understandings of Daoism, which is perceived to be 'China's indigenous high religion'. "Daoism in" "History" brings together essays by some of the leading scholars from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, France, Italy and the US, thus presenting new and important research in the field. These essays honour one of the pioneers of Daoist Studies, Emeritus Professor Liu Ts'un-yan. His essay ""Was Celestial Master Zhang a Historical Figure?,"" a major work, which addresses one of the pivotal questions in the entire history of Daoism is the final essay in this book. A Chinese character glossary as well as a bibliography and index conclude the book.
The field of Daoist studies is now recognised as one of the most vital areas of research in Chinese history and the history of religions. "Daoism in History" is a major contribution to the area.

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"This is a fine collection of essays ... that make an outstanding contribution to Daoist studies"--Chan Man Sing, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 9 No. 2, June 2007

'This volume represents an important contribution to the field of Daoist studies. The editor successfully integrated the essays into an organic whole and produced a book of high academic standard that should be part of any library consulted by scholars and students of Daoism or Chinese religions in general.' - Volker Olles, Journal of Chinese Religions 2009

List of illustrationsp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
On dreaming of being left-handed: Liu Ts'un-yan and Daoist Studiesp. 3
'Let living and dead take separate paths': bureaucratisation and textualisation in early Chinese mortuary ritualp. 10
Preliminary considerations in the search for a Daoist Dhammapadap. 41
The Visvantara-jataka in Buddhist and Daoist translationp. 56
Visions of evil: demonology and orthodoxy in early Daoismp. 74
Between karmic retribution and entwining infusion: is the karma of the parent visited upon the child?p. 101
Early Daoist meditation and the origins of inner alchemyp. 121
The dynamic design: ritual and contemplative graphics in Daoist scripturesp. 159
Was Celestial Master Zhang a historical figure?p. 189
Character glossaryp. 254
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexp. 282
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ISBN: 9780415348522
ISBN-10: 0415348528
Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 17th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 15.7  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1