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Making transcendents : ascetics and social memory in early medieval China

Author: Robert Ford Campany
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the middle of the third century BCE in China there were individuals who sought to become transcendents (xian) - deathless, godlike beings endowed with supernormal powers. Those who aspired to this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ford Campany
ISBN: 9780824833336 0824833333
OCLC Number: 896135973
Notes: Bringing transcendents down to earth. The transcendent's cultural repertoire. Deeper repertoire analysis: "avoiding grains". Secret arts, manifest wonders. Verbal self-presentation and audience response. Adepts and their communities. Adepts, their families, and the imperium. Hagiographic persuasions
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 300 p.)
Other Titles: Ascetics and social memory in early medieval China
Responsibility: Robert Ford Campany

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