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The Resource Religions of China in practice, Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor

Religions of China in practice, Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor

Label
Religions of China in practice
Title
Religions of China in practice
Statement of responsibility
Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This third volume of Princeton Readings in Religions demonstrates that the "three religions" of China--Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism (with a fourth, folk religion, sometimes added)--are not mutually exclusive: they overlap and interact with each other in a rich variety of ways. The volume also illustrates some of the many interactions between Han culture and the cultures designated by the current government as "minorities." Selections from minority cultures here, for instance, are the folktale of Ny Dan the Manchu Shamaness and a funeral chant of the Yi nationality collected by local researchers in the early 1980s. Each of the forty unusual selections, from ancient oracle bones to stirring accounts of mystic visions, is preceded by a substantial introduction. As with the other volumes, most of the selections here have never been translated before. Stephen Teiser provides a general introduction in which the major themes and categories of the religions of China are analyzed. The book represents an attempt to move from one conception of the "Chinese spirit" to a picture of many spirits, including a Laozi who acquires magical powers and eventually ascends to heaven in broad daylight; the white-robed Guanyin, one of the most beloved Buddhist deities in China; and the burning-mouth hungry ghost. The book concludes with a section on "earthly conduct."--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
299.51
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1802
LC item number
.R43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lopez, Donald S.
Series statement
Princeton readings in religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Confucianisme
  • Boeddhisme
  • Taoïsme
  • Religion
  • Littérature religieuse
  • China
  • Chine
  • Chine
Label
Religions of China in practice, Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Terry F. Kleeman
  • City gods and their magistrates
  • Angela Zito
  • The earliest tales of the Bodhisattva Guanshiyin
  • Robert Ford Campany
  • A Sūtra promoting the white-robed Guanyin as giver of sons
  • Chūn-fang Yū
  • Zhu Xi on spirit beings
  • Daniel K. Gardner
  • The inner cultivation tradition of early Daoism
  • Introduction :
  • Harold D. Roth
  • Body gods and inner vision : the scripture of the yellow court ; An early poem of mystical excursion
  • Paul W. Kroll
  • Declarations of the perfected
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • Seduction songs of one of the perfected
  • Paul W. Kroll
  • Answering a summons
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • Visions of Mañjuśrī on Mount Wutai
  • The spirits of Chinese religion
  • Daniel Stevenson
  • Ny Dan the Manchu Shamaness
  • Kun Shi
  • Teachings of a spirit medium
  • Jean DeBernardi
  • Spellbinding
  • Donald Harper
  • Record of the Feng and Shan sacrifices
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • The scripture on the production of Buddha images
  • Stephen F. Teiser
  • Robert H. Sharf
  • The purification ritual of the luminous perfected
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • Saving the burning-mouth hungry ghost
  • Charles Orzech
  • The law of the spirits
  • Valerie Hansen
  • Shrines to local former worthies
  • Ellen Neskar
  • Daoist ritual in contemporary Southeast China
  • Deities and ancestors in early oracle inscriptions
  • Kenneth Dean
  • Calling on souls and dealing with spirits : three Lahu ritual texts
  • Anthony R. Walker
  • A funeral chant of the Yi nationality
  • Mark Bender
  • Abridged codes of Master Lu for the Daoist community
  • Peter Nickerson
  • The scripture in forty-two sections
  • Robert H. Sharf
  • The scripture on perfect wisdom for humane kings who wish to protect their states
  • Robert Eno
  • Charles Orzech
  • The Buddhism of the cultured elite
  • Peter N. Gregory
  • Buddhist ritual and the state
  • Albert Welter
  • Biography of a Buddhist layman
  • Alan J. Berkowitz
  • The book of good deeds : a scripture of the Ne people
  • Victor H. Mair
  • Supernatural retribution and human destiny
  • Laozi : ancient philosopher, master of immortality, and God
  • Cynthia Brokaw
  • Stories from an illustrated explanation of the Tract of the most exalted on action and response
  • Catherine Bell
  • Record of occultists
  • Alan J. Berkowitz
  • Imperial guest ritual
  • James L. Hevia
  • Livia Kohn
  • The lives and teachings of the Divine Lord of Zitong
Control code
33132598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 499 pages
Isbn
9780691021447
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
95041332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)33132598
Label
Religions of China in practice, Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Terry F. Kleeman
  • City gods and their magistrates
  • Angela Zito
  • The earliest tales of the Bodhisattva Guanshiyin
  • Robert Ford Campany
  • A Sūtra promoting the white-robed Guanyin as giver of sons
  • Chūn-fang Yū
  • Zhu Xi on spirit beings
  • Daniel K. Gardner
  • The inner cultivation tradition of early Daoism
  • Introduction :
  • Harold D. Roth
  • Body gods and inner vision : the scripture of the yellow court ; An early poem of mystical excursion
  • Paul W. Kroll
  • Declarations of the perfected
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • Seduction songs of one of the perfected
  • Paul W. Kroll
  • Answering a summons
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • Visions of Mañjuśrī on Mount Wutai
  • The spirits of Chinese religion
  • Daniel Stevenson
  • Ny Dan the Manchu Shamaness
  • Kun Shi
  • Teachings of a spirit medium
  • Jean DeBernardi
  • Spellbinding
  • Donald Harper
  • Record of the Feng and Shan sacrifices
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • The scripture on the production of Buddha images
  • Stephen F. Teiser
  • Robert H. Sharf
  • The purification ritual of the luminous perfected
  • Stephen Bokenkamp
  • Saving the burning-mouth hungry ghost
  • Charles Orzech
  • The law of the spirits
  • Valerie Hansen
  • Shrines to local former worthies
  • Ellen Neskar
  • Daoist ritual in contemporary Southeast China
  • Deities and ancestors in early oracle inscriptions
  • Kenneth Dean
  • Calling on souls and dealing with spirits : three Lahu ritual texts
  • Anthony R. Walker
  • A funeral chant of the Yi nationality
  • Mark Bender
  • Abridged codes of Master Lu for the Daoist community
  • Peter Nickerson
  • The scripture in forty-two sections
  • Robert H. Sharf
  • The scripture on perfect wisdom for humane kings who wish to protect their states
  • Robert Eno
  • Charles Orzech
  • The Buddhism of the cultured elite
  • Peter N. Gregory
  • Buddhist ritual and the state
  • Albert Welter
  • Biography of a Buddhist layman
  • Alan J. Berkowitz
  • The book of good deeds : a scripture of the Ne people
  • Victor H. Mair
  • Supernatural retribution and human destiny
  • Laozi : ancient philosopher, master of immortality, and God
  • Cynthia Brokaw
  • Stories from an illustrated explanation of the Tract of the most exalted on action and response
  • Catherine Bell
  • Record of occultists
  • Alan J. Berkowitz
  • Imperial guest ritual
  • James L. Hevia
  • Livia Kohn
  • The lives and teachings of the Divine Lord of Zitong
Control code
33132598
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 499 pages
Isbn
9780691021447
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
95041332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)33132598

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