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God of the Dao : Lord Lao in history and myth

Author: Livia Kohn
Publisher: Ann Arbor : Center for the Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, ©1998.
Series: Michigan monographs in Chinese studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lord Lao, first known as the philosopher Laozi, the purported author of the "Daode jing," later became an immortal, a messiah, and high god of Daoism. Laozi, divinized during the Han dynasty and in early Daoist movements, reached his highest level of veneration under the Tang when the rulers honored him as a royal ancestor. In subsequent eras he remained prominent and is still a major deity in China today. Livia  Read more...
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Kohn, Livia, 1956-
God of the Dao.
Ann Arbor : Center for the Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, ©1998
(OCoLC)606500991
Named Person: Laozi.; Laozi.; Laozi.; Laozi; Lao zi; Laozi.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Livia Kohn
ISBN: 0892641282 9780892641284 0892641339 9780892641338
OCLC Number: 39614649
Description: xiii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Daoist hagiographies: Lord Lao as high God of the Dao --
Official inscriptions: Lord Lao as the symbol of political stability --
Revealed instructions: Lord Lao as the source of wisdom and long life --
Rules and rituals: Lord Lao as the object of communal worship --
Sacred tales: Lord Lao as the model for other gods --
Art, literature, and talismans: Lord Lao as popular protector --
The creation of Heaven and Earth --
The order of the universe --
The unfolding of culture --
The birth of the god --
The transmission of the Daode jing --
The conversion of the barbarians --
Revelations of the Dao --
The rule of the perfect dynasty.
Series Title: Michigan monographs in Chinese studies.
Other Titles: Lord Lao in history and myth
Responsibility: Livia Kohn.
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Illuminates the Laozi (Lao-tzu) story and its force in shaping traditional Chinese religion  Read more...

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