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Precious volumes : an introduction to Chinese sectarian scriptures from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Author: Daniel L Overmyer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1999.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 49.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Precious volumes," or pao-chuan, were produced by popular religious sects in the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties. These scriptures were believed to have been divinely revealed to sect leaders and contain teachings and ritual instructions that provide valuable information about a lively and widespread religious tradition outside the mainstream religious systems of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Proscribed by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Qing Luo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel L Overmyer
ISBN: 067469838X 9780674698383
OCLC Number: 40698708
Description: xi, 444 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Antecedents in the history of Chinese sacred texts --
An early model: the bureaucracy of salvation in a fifteenth-century text, the Huang-chi pao-chüan --
Wu-wei sect scriptures by Lo Ch'ing --
The Chiu-lien pao-chüan of 1523 --
Themes in later sixteenth-century Pao-chüan --
"Precious volumes" from the seventeenth century --
The dragon-flower scripture (Lung-hua ching) --
Concluding comments --
Appendixes.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 49.
Other Titles: Introduction to Chinese sectarian scriptures from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Responsibility: Daniel L. Overmyer.

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"Precious volumes," or pao-chuan, were produced by popular religious sects in the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties. These scriptures were believed to have been divinely revealed to sect leaders and contain teachings and ritual instructions that provide valuable information about a lively and widespread religious tradition outside the mainstream religious systems of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Proscribed by the Chinese state and largely neglected until now, they testify to the imagination and devotion of popular religious leaders. This book, the most detailed and comprehensive study of early pao-chuan in any language, studies 34 examples of this literature from the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties in order to understand the origins and development of this textual tradition.

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