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The scripture on great peace : the Taiping jing and the beginnings of Daoism

Author: Barbara Hendrischke
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: Daoist classics, 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first Western-language translation of one of the great books of the Daoist religious tradition, the Taiping jing, or ''Scripture on Great Peace, '' documents early Chinese medieval thought and lays the groundwork for a more complete understanding of Daoism's origins. Barbara Hendrischke, a leading expert on the Taiping jing in the West, has spent twenty-five years on this magisterial translation, which includes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Electronic books
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tai ping jing. English.
Scripture on great peace.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006018986
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Hendrischke
ISBN: 0520932927 9780520932920 1281752452 9781281752451
OCLC Number: 568026810
Description: 1 online resource (x, 410 pages).
Contents: Contents; Preface; Conventions; Introduction; Section 41. How to Distinguish between Poor and Rich; Section 42. One Man and Two Women; Section 43. How to Promote the Good and Halt the Wicked; Section 44. How to Preserve the Three Essentials; Section 45. The Three Needs and the Method of [Dealing with]Auspicious and Ominous Events; Section 46. You Must Not Serve the Dead More Than the Living; Section 47. How to Verify the Trustworthiness of Texts and Writings; Section 48. An Explanation of the Reception and Transmission[of Evil] in Five Situations. Section 50. An Explanation of the Master's DeclarationSection 51. The True Contract; Section 52. How to Work Hard to Do Good; Section 53. How to Distinguish between Root and Branches; Section 54. How to Enjoy Giving Life Wins Favor with Heaven; Section 55. How to Classify Old Texts and Give a Title to theBook; Section 56. How the Nine Groups of Men Disperse CalamitiesInherited from Former Kings; Section 57. How to Examine What Is True and What Is False Dao; S.
Series Title: Daoist classics, 3.
Other Titles: Tai ping jing.
Taiping jing and the beginning of Daoism
Responsibility: [translated by] Barbara Hendrischke.
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Demonstrates how early Chinese medieval thought arose from the breakdown of the old imperial order and replaced it with a vision of a new, more diverse and fair society that would integrate outsiders  Read more...

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