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Early Daoist scriptures

Author: Stephen R Bokenkamp; Peter S Nickerson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997.
Series: Taoist classics, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Early Daoist Scriptures, Stephen Bokenkamp introduces the reader to ancient scriptures never before published in the West, providing a systematic and easily accessible introduction to early Daoism (2d-6th century C.E.). Representative works from each of the principal Daoist traditions comprise the basic structure of the book, with each chapter accompanied by an introduction that places the material within a  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Bokenkamp; Peter S Nickerson
ISBN: 0520203224 9780520203228 0520219317 9780520219311
OCLC Number: 35593459
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book."
Translation of several Chinese religious texts with extensive analysis, commentary, and notes.
Description: xviii, 502 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: General introduction. Celestial Masters ; Shangqing ; Lingbao ; The worldview of the Daoist religion --
The Xiang'er commentary to the Laozi --
Commands and admonitions for the families of the Great Dao --
Scripture of the inner explanations of the Three Heavens --
The great petition for sepulchral plaints. Introduction / by Peter Nickerson ; Translation / by Peter Nickerson --
The upper scripture of Purple Texts inscribed by the spirits --
The wondrous scripture of the upper chapters on limitless salvation --
List of abbreviations --
Glossary of Chinese characters.
Series Title: Taoist classics, 1.
Responsibility: Stephen R. Bokenkamp ; with a contribution by Peter Nickerson.
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