Gender, Power, and Talent: The Journey of Daoist Priestesses in Tang China

Gender, Power, and Talent: The Journey of Daoist Priestesses in Tang China

by Jinhua Jia

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ISBN-13: 9780231545495
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Jinhua Jia is a professor in the Department of Chinese Culture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is the author of The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism in Eighth- Through Tenth-Century China (2006) and coeditor of Gendering Chinese Religion: Subject, Identity, and Body (2014).
Jinhua Jia (PhD, Comparative Literature, Colorado) is Professor of Chinese Culture at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is the author of Studies of Classical Chan Buddhism (Oxford, 2010) and The Hongzhou School of Chan Buddhism in Eighth- Through Tenth-Century China (SUNY, 2006), and the coeditor (with Xiaofei Kang and Ping Yao) of Gendering Chinese Religion: Subject, Identity, and Body (SUNY, 2014), as well as a number of titles in Chinese, and has published articles in English-language journals such as Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy; Philosophy East and West;Journal of Oriental Studies; Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China; Taiwan Journal of Religious Studies; Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society; Journal of Chinese Religions; International Journal of Chinese Studies; Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies; and Tang Studies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The Rise of Daoist Priestesses as a Gendered Religio-Social Group
2. Destiny and Power of the Ordained Royal Women
3. Religious Leadership, Practice, and Ritual Function
4. Liu Moran and the Daoist Theory of Inner Cultivation
5. Longevity Techniques and Medical Theory: The Legacy of Hu Yin
6. The Yaochi ji and Three Daoist Priestess-Poets
7. Unsold Peony: The Life and Poetry of the Priestess-Poet Yu Xuanji
Conclusion
Appendix: Du Guangting and the Hagiographies of Tang Daoist Women
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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