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The Resource A god's own tale : the Book of transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong, Terry F. Kleeman

A god's own tale : the Book of transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong, Terry F. Kleeman

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A god's own tale : the Book of transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong
Title
A god's own tale
Title remainder
the Book of transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong
Statement of responsibility
Terry F. Kleeman
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • This scripture was revealed through spirit writing in 1181. It traces Wenchang's development through his many transformations culminating in his apotheosis as director of the Wenchang Palace and custodian of the Cinnamon Record that determines men's and women's fates. The god has since assumed a high position in the Taoist pantheon, has been introduced into the school system and Confucian temples, and now controls the all-important civil service examinations in China
  • The text translated here provides a unique window into the religious world of Traditional China. Numerous anecdotes of good- and evil-doers reveal the ethical dilemmas facing men and women of the time, from social questions like infanticide and discrimination against women to more purely religious issues such as how evil gods are punished and how China's divergent religious traditions can be reconciled
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DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Zitongdijun hua shu
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kleeman, Terry F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1942.85.W45
LC item number
K56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Wenchang (Taoist deity)
Label
A god's own tale : the Book of transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong, Terry F. Kleeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
28854523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780791420027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93034016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A god's own tale : the Book of transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong, Terry F. Kleeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
28854523
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780791420027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
93034016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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