Sunday, November 23, 2008
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.
Routledge | 2006-05-01 | ISBN: 0415348528 | 290 pages | PDF | 17,5 MB