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Chinese religion : an anthology of sources

Author: Deborah Sommer
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Sommer
ISBN: 9780195088953 0195088956
OCLC Number: 812687508
Description: XXIII, [1], 375 s. ; 25 cm
Contents: I. SHANG (1200-1059 BCE) AND CHOU (1059-249 BCE) DYNASTIESfrom The Book of Changes ; from The Book of History Inscriptions from Ritual Bronzes; from The Book of Odes , The Tso Chuan , The Rites of Chou , The Book of Rites , The Analects of Confucius; Mo Tzu; Mencius; Hsun Tzu; The Tao de Ching of Lao Tzu; Chuang Tzu; The Songs of the South II. HAN (202 BCE-220 CE) AND WEI (220-264 CE) DYNASTIESfrom: Wan Fu's Discourses of a Recluse , Pan Chao's Perfected Woman; The Unattainable Goddess III. SIX DYNASTIES PERIOD (220-589 CE)The Buddhist Pure Land: Scripture of the Pure Land ; from: The Lotus Sutra ; The Heart Sutra ; The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti ; Meditations on the Body: The Secret Instructions of the Holy Lord on the Scripture of Great Peace ; Alchemical Recipes for Immortality: from The Book of the Master Who Embraces Simplicity IV. SUI (581-618 CE) AND T' ANG (618-907) DYNASTIESThe Mind-to-Mind Transmission of the Dharma: Selections from the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch ; Nailing a Stick into Empty Space: from the Recording Conversations of Ch' an Master I-hsuan ; Poems of Han Shan; The Writings of Han Hu; The Poetry of Po Chu-yi V. SUNG (960-1279) AND YUAN (1279-1369) DYNASTIESThe Great Ultimate of Chou Tun-yi; The Writings of Chang Tsai, Chu Hsi; Ch' en Ch' un's Learning of the Way; "Master Ch' ung-yang's Fifteen Precepts for Establishing the Teaching"; from Seven Taoist Masters ; from Chang Boils the Sea VI. MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) The Writings of Wang Yang-ming; Poetry of the Spirit; from Monkey: Folk Novel of China VII. CH'ING DYNASTY (1644-1911)Tales of the Supernatural; Confession of a Ghost; The Story of the Stone VIII. MODERN ERA (1911-)Lu Xun's Critique of Tradition; Chang T' ien-i's "The Bulwark"; from the writings of Mao-Tse Tung; on the Cult of Mao; The Revival of the Spiritual Tradition: The God of Theater; from Ling Chung, "The Fall of Moon Lady"; from Master Sheng-yen's Faith in Mind ; Buddhism Comes to America: from The Dharma Bums by Jack KerouacNotes/Chronology of Dynasties/Additional Sources/Video Sources/Bibliography/Glossary
Responsibility: ed. by Deborah Sommer.


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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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