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The Resource Changing gods in medieval China, 1127-1276, Valerie Hansen

Changing gods in medieval China, 1127-1276, Valerie Hansen

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Changing gods in medieval China, 1127-1276
Title
Changing gods in medieval China, 1127-1276
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Hansen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her study of medieval Chinese lay practices and beliefs, Valerie Hansen argues that social and economic developments underlay religious changes in the Southern Song. Unfamiliar with the contents of Buddhist and Daoist texts, the common people hired the practitioner or prayed to the god they thought could cure the ill or bring rain. As the economy rapidly developed, the gods, like the people who worshiped them, diversified: their realm of influence expanded as some gods began to deal on the national grain market and others advised their followers on business transactions. In order to trace this evolution, the author draws information from temple inscriptions, literary notes, the administrative law code, and local histories. By contrasting differing rates of religious change in the lowland and highland regions of the lower Yangzi valley, Hansen suggests that the commercial and social developments were far less uniform than previously thought. In 1100, nearly all people in South China worshiped gods who had been local residents prior to their deaths. The increasing mobility of cultivators in the lowland, rice-growing regions resulted in the adoption of gods from other places. Cults in the isolated mountain areas showed considerably less change. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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Cataloging source
E7B
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1958-
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Hansen, Valerie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
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  • Cults
  • China
  • China
  • RELIGION
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • Song Dynasty (China)
  • Cults
  • China
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cults
  • Culture and History of non-European Territories
  • History
  • Andere Religionen
Label
Changing gods in medieval China, 1127-1276, Valerie Hansen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-242) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER V. Popular Deities in Huzhou
  • CHAPTER VI. The Rise of Regional Cults
  • CHAPTER VII. Conclusion
  • Appendix I: Comparison of The Record of the Listener and a Temple Inscription Recording the Same Miracle
  • Appendix II: Selected Translations from The Record of the Listener
  • APPENDIX III. Tables
  • GLOSSARY
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX TO TEMPLE INSCRIPTIONS
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • CHAPTER I. Introduction
  • CHAPTER II. Lay Choices
  • CHAPTER III. Understanding the Gods
  • CHAPTER IV. The Granting of Titles
Control code
ocn889253321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860432
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400860432
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739zmf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253321
Label
Changing gods in medieval China, 1127-1276, Valerie Hansen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-242) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER V. Popular Deities in Huzhou
  • CHAPTER VI. The Rise of Regional Cults
  • CHAPTER VII. Conclusion
  • Appendix I: Comparison of The Record of the Listener and a Temple Inscription Recording the Same Miracle
  • Appendix II: Selected Translations from The Record of the Listener
  • APPENDIX III. Tables
  • GLOSSARY
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX TO TEMPLE INSCRIPTIONS
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • CHAPTER I. Introduction
  • CHAPTER II. Lay Choices
  • CHAPTER III. Understanding the Gods
  • CHAPTER IV. The Granting of Titles
Control code
ocn889253321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860432
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400860432
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739zmf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889253321

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