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The Resource A world of their own : Daoist monks and their community in contemporary China, Adeline Herrou ; [translated by Livia Kohn]

A world of their own : Daoist monks and their community in contemporary China, Adeline Herrou ; [translated by Livia Kohn]

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A world of their own : Daoist monks and their community in contemporary China
Title
A world of their own
Title remainder
Daoist monks and their community in contemporary China
Statement of responsibility
Adeline Herrou ; [translated by Livia Kohn]
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Following the fate of a small Daoist community temple, the Wengongci in the town of Hanzhong, Shaanxi, the author examines the structure of the temple, the monastics living in it, its surrounding lay community, and the gods worshiped in its confines. In a second part, she outlines the individual's path as a Daoist monastic today, from the choice of the religious life through the various forms of training to advanced ordinations and activities in the society. Her third part discusses the greater community of the Dao in terms of pseudo-kinship structures and gender issues. The book is full of amazing detail and reliable, on-the-ground information on the actual practice of Daoism in China today. It speaks both with the voices of the monastics and lay followers themselves as well as from the analytical perspective of the anthropologist. A must for anyone interested in the true face of religiosity and spiritual practice in China today."--Pub. desc
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DLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herrou, Adeline
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1941.5.H36
LC item number
H4713 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kohn, Livia
  • Herrou, Adeline
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wen Gong ci (Hanzhong Shi, China)
  • Taoist monasticism and religious orders
  • Hanzhong Shi (China)
Label
A world of their own : Daoist monks and their community in contemporary China, Adeline Herrou ; [translated by Livia Kohn]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Wengongci Monastery -- The Temple -- The Residents -- The Laity -- The Gods -- Part II. The Individual's Path -- Choosing the Monastery -- Entering the Community -- Advanced Training -- Festivals and Services -- Part III. The Greater Community -- Pseudo-Kinship Structures -- Gender Issues
Control code
809420882
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Three Pines Press edition
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781931483254
Lccn
2012035092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022617163
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)809420882
Label
A world of their own : Daoist monks and their community in contemporary China, Adeline Herrou ; [translated by Livia Kohn]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Wengongci Monastery -- The Temple -- The Residents -- The Laity -- The Gods -- Part II. The Individual's Path -- Choosing the Monastery -- Entering the Community -- Advanced Training -- Festivals and Services -- Part III. The Greater Community -- Pseudo-Kinship Structures -- Gender Issues
Control code
809420882
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Three Pines Press edition
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781931483254
Lccn
2012035092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022617163
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)809420882

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