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.
"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
Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 17th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 15.7
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1