Daoism handbook /
edited by Livia Kohn.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2000.
xxxviii, 914 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
9004112081 (alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2000.
9004112081 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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' …ein unverzichtbares Forschungshilfsmittel…Es gibt gegenwärtig kein anderes Werk, das einen ähnlich vollständigen Überblick über die daoistische Tradition bietet.'Hubert Seiwert, Zeitschrift für Relligionswissenschaft, 2005.' Eine erstaunlich reiche Quelle für Foschung wie Lehre bildet das Daism Handbook von Livia Kohn. Es könnte und sollte das Studium des Daoismus im Westen anregen und bereichern.'Knut Walf, Orientierung, 2001.' The Daoism Handbook is the most comprehensive, English-language, intellectual book on Daosim available.' Quarterly Review, 2003.
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Description for Reader
Scholars of East Asia, comparative religions, daoism, (Chinese) history of culture, philosophy.
Main Description
Thirty major scholars in the field wrote this new, authoritative guide to the main features and development of Daoism. The chapters are devoted to either specific periods, or topics such as Women in Daoism, Daoism in Korea and Daoist Ritual Music. Each chapter rigidly deals with a fixed set of aspects, such as history, texts, worldview and practices. Clear markings in the chapters themselves and a detailed index make this volume the most accessible key resource on Daoism past and present.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
The Daode jing and Its Traditionp. 1
The Zhuangzi and Its Impactp. 30
Han Cosmology and Mantic Practicesp. 53
Longevity Techniques and Chinese Medicinep. 74
Immortality and Transcendencep. 109
Early Daoist Movementsp. 134
Elixirs and Alchemyp. 165
Shangqing--Highest Clarityp. 196
The Lingbao Schoolp. 225
The Southern Celestial Mastersp. 256
The Northern Celestial Mastersp. 283
Daoist Ordination and Zhai Ritualsp. 309
Daoism in the Tang (618-907)p. 339
Women in Daoismp. 384
Ritual Movements, Deity Cults, and the Transformation of Daoism in Song and Yuan Timesp. 413
Inner Alchemy (Neidan)p. 464
Talismans and Sacred Diagramsp. 498
Divination as Daoist Practicep. 541
Quanzhen--Complete Perfectionp. 567
Daoism in the Ming (1368-1644)p. 594
Daoism in the Qing (1644-1911)p. 623
Daoist Ritual Todayp. 659
Daoist Sacred Sitesp. 683
Daoist Artp. 709
Daoist Ritual Musicp. 747
The Study of Daoism in China Todayp. 765
Daoism in Koreap. 792
Daoism in Japanp. 821
Index of Namesp. 843
Index of Placesp. 862
Index of Titlesp. 870
Index of Subjectsp. 887
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