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Road to heaven : encounters with Chinese hermits

Author: Bill Porter; Steven R Johnson
Publisher: San Francisco : Mercury House, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author recounts his search for, and encounters with, hermits living in the mountains of China and discusses the history of the hermit tradition in China.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porter, Bill, 1943-
Road to heaven.
San Francisco : Mercury House, 1993
(OCoLC)650035638
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Porter; Steven R Johnson
ISBN: 1562790412 9781562790417
OCLC Number: 27172118
Description: viii, 220 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Chinese dynasties and republics. --
Map of the Sian area and Chungnan Mountains. --
Hermit heaven. --
Mountains of the Moon. --
If the world is muddy. --
On the trail of the Tao. --
Sound of the crane. --
Road to heaven. --
Cloud people. --
The bird that is a mountain. --
Crossing Heartbreak Bridge. --
Home of the evening star. --
Visiting Wang Wei, finding him gone. --
When the Tao comes to town. --
Note on the spelling of Chinese names.
Responsibility: Bill Porter ; photographs by Steven R. Johnson and the author.

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The author recounts his search for, and encounters with, hermits living in the mountains of China and discusses the history of the hermit tradition in China.

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