9780415348522

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415348522

  • ISBN10:

    0415348528

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-05-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field, Daoism in History presents new and important research.These essays honour one of the pioneers of Daoist studies, Emeritus Professor Liu Ts'un-yan. His major essay "Was Celestial Master Zhang a Historical Figure?" addresses one of the pivotal questions in the entire history of Daoism and is included here as the final essay. In addition a Chinese character glossary, bibliography and index conclude the book.The first in an exciting new series, this book presents brand new thinking on Daoism - a field now recognized as one of the most vital areas of research in Chinese history and the history of religions.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
ix
List of contributors
x
Acknowledgements xiii
PART ONE
On dreaming of being left-handed: Liu Ts'un-yan and Daoist Studies
3(7)
Benjamin Penny
`Let living and dead take separate paths': bureaucratisation and textualisation in early Chinese mortuary ritual
10(31)
Peter Nickerson
Preliminary considerations in the search for a Daoist Dhammapada
41(15)
T. H. Barrett
The Visvantara-jataka in Buddhist and Daoist translation
56(18)
Stephen R. Bokenkamp
Visions of evil: demonology and orthodoxy in early Daoism
74(27)
Christine Mollier
Between karmic retribution and entwining infusion: is the karma of the parent visited upon the child?
101(20)
Maeda Shigeki
Early Daoist meditation and the origins of inner alchemy
121(38)
Fabrizio Pregadio
The dynamic design: ritual and contemplative graphics in Daoist scriptures
159(30)
Franciscus Verellen
PART TWO
Was Celestial Master Zhang a historical figure?
189(65)
Liu Ts'un-Yan
Character glossary 254(13)
Bibliography 267(15)
Index 282

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