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Chinese religion : an anthology of sources

Author: Deborah Sommer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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For centuries, westerners have referred to China's numerous traditions of spiritual expression as "religious"--A word born of western thought that cannot completely characterize the passionate writing that fills the pages of this pathbreaking anthology. The first of its kind in well over thirty years, this text offers the student of Chinese ritual and cosmology the broadest range of primary sources from antiquity to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Sommer
ISBN: 0195088948 9780195088946 0195088956 9780195088953
OCLC Number: 29910987
Notes: Translated from Chinese.
Description: xxiii, 375 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Book of changes --
The Book of history --
Inscriptions from ritual bronzes --
The Book of odes --
The Tso chuan --
The Rites of Chou --
The Book of rites --
The Analects of Confucius --
Mo Tzu --
Mencius --
Hsün Tzu --
The Tao-te ching of Lao Tzu --
Chuang Tzu --
The Songs of the South --
Wang Fu's Discourses of a recluse --
Pan Chao's perfected woman --
The unattainable goddess --
The Buddhist pure land --
The Lotus sutra --
Emptiness is form --
The holy teaching of Vimalakīrti --
Meditations on the body --
Alchemical recipes for immortality --
The mind-to-mind transmission of the Dharma --
Nailing a stick into empty space : Ch'an Master I-Hsüan --
The poetry of cold mountain --
The writings of Han Yü --
In search of a woman's spirit : the poetry of Po Chü-i --
The great ultimate of Chou Tun-i --
All people are brothers and sisters : Chang Tsai's Western inscription --
The writings of Chu Hsi --
Chi'en Ch'un's Learning of the way --
The way of the Taoist tradition of perfect truth --
A woman adept attains the way --
Mortal love and divine retribution in Yüan drama --
The writings of Wang Yang-ming --
Poetry of the spirit --
Monkey's journey to the West --
Tales of the supernatural --
Confessions of a ghost --
The story of the stone --
Lu Hsün's critique of tradition --
The hypocrisy of modern Confucianism --
Mao Tse-tung overthrows religious authority --
The cult of Mao --
The revival of the spiritual tradtion : the God of theater --
The fall of the goddess --
Contemporary Ch'an practice : Ch'an Master Shen-yen's Faith in mind --
Buddhism comes to America.
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This is a collection of sources in Chinese religion, tailored for courses in that subject. It will be the only currently available text of its kind. Selections will be arranged chronologically by  Read more...

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Heartily welcomed by anyone teaching a course in Chinese religion ... It is a most useful book that will ease the work in the classroom no end. Livia Kohn, Revue Bibliographie de Sinologie (1996) Read more...

 
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