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Mysticism and kingship in China : the heart of Chinese wisdom, Julia Ching

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Mysticism and kingship in China : the heart of Chinese wisdom
Title
Mysticism and kingship in China
Title remainder
the heart of Chinese wisdom
Statement of responsibility
Julia Ching
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Julia Ching offers a magisterial survey of over four thousand years of Chinese civilisation through an examination of the relationship between kingship and mysticism. She investigates the sage-king myth and ideal, and analyses the various skills that have been required as qualifications of leadership. She argues that institutions of kingship were bound up with cultivation of trance states and communication with spirits. Over time, these associations were retained, though sidelined, as the sage-king myth became a model for the actual ruler, with a messianic appeal for the ruled. As a paradigm, it also became appropriated by private individuals who strove for wisdom without becoming kings. As the Confucian tradition interacted with the Taoist and the Buddhist, the religious character of spiritual and mystical cultivation became more pronounced. But the sage-king idea continued, promoting expectation of benevolent despotism rather than democratisation in Chinese civilisation."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Ching, Julia
Dewey number
303.3/0951
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1510
LC item number
.C493 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in religious traditions
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Confucian
  • Kings and rulers
  • China
  • China
  • Confucianisme
  • Staat (politicologie)
  • Rois et souverains
  • Rois et souverains
  • Confucianisme
  • Herrscher
  • Mystizismus
  • Geschichte
  • Religion
  • König
  • Chine
  • China
Label
Mysticism and kingship in China : the heart of Chinese wisdom, Julia Ching
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-293) 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
Control code
36051278
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780521468282
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96051602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36051278
Label
Mysticism and kingship in China : the heart of Chinese wisdom, Julia Ching
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-293) 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
Control code
36051278
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780521468282
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96051602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36051278

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