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Gender, power, and talent : the journey of Daoist priestesses in Tang China

Author: Jinhua Jia
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jinhua Jia draws on a wealth of previously untapped sources to explain how Daoist priestesses marked themselves as a distinct gendered religious and social group. The first comprehensive study of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jinhua Jia
ISBN: 9780231184441 0231184441 9780231545495 0231545495
OCLC Number: 1019833023
Description: xxxvi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Figures and TablesAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Rise of Daoist Priestesses as a Gendered Religio-Social Group2. Destiny and Power of the Ordained Royal Women3. Religious Leadership, Practice, and Ritual Function4. Liu Moran and the Daoist Theory of Inner Cultivation5. Longevity Techniques and Medical Theory: The Legacy of Hu Yin6. The Yaochi ji and Three Daoist Priestess-Poets7. Unsold Peony: The Life and Poetry of the Priestess-Poet Yu XuanjiConclusionAppendix: Du Guangting and the Hagiographies of Tang Daoist WomenNotesBibliographyIndex
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Using previously unknown mortuary inscriptions, rare Dunhuang manuscripts, and a broad range of received texts, Jia offers a revealing panorama of women's religious practices from medieval China. Read more...

 
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