Daoism In The Twentieth Century

Daoism In The Twentieth Century

by David A Palmer, Xun Liu
     
 

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In this volume an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the social history and anthropology of Daoism from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the evolution of traditional forms of practice and community, as well as modern reforms and reinventions both within China and on the global stage. Essays investigate ritual specialists, body

Overview

In this volume an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the social history and anthropology of Daoism from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the evolution of traditional forms of practice and community, as well as modern reforms and reinventions both within China and on the global stage. Essays investigate ritual specialists, body cultivation and meditation traditions, monasticism, new religious movements, state-sponsored institutionalization, and transnational networks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984590933
Publisher:
Global, Area, and International Archive
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David A. Palmer is a professor of sociology at Hong Kong University. Xun Liu is a professor of history at Rutgers University.
Contributors:Kenneth Dean, Fan Guangchun, Vincent Goossaert, Adeline Herrou, Lai Chi-tim, Lee Fongmao, Xun Liu, Lü Xichen, David A. Palmer, Kristofer Schipper, Elijah Siegler, Yang Der-ruey

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