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The Resource Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn

Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn

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Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition
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Early Chinese mysticism
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philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition
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Livia Kohn
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eng
Summary
"Did Chinese mysticism vanish after its first appearance in ancient Taoist philosophy, to surface only after a thousand years had passed, when the Chinese had adapted Buddhism to their own culture? This first integrated survey of the mystical dimension of Taoism disputes the commonly accepted idea of such a hiatus. Covering the period from the Daode jing to the end of the Tang, Livia Kohn reveals an often misunderstood Chinese mystical tradition that continued through the ages. Influenced by but ultimately independent of Buddhism, it took forms more various than the quietistic withdrawal of Laozi or the sudden enlightenment of the Chan Buddhists." "On the basis of a new theoretical evaluation of mysticism, this study analyzes the relationship between philosophical and religious Taoism and between Buddhism and the native Chinese tradition. Kohn shows how the quietistic and socially oriented Daode jing was combined with the ecstatic and individualistic mysticism of the Zhuangzi, with immortality beliefs and practices, and with Buddhist insight meditation, mind analysis, and doctrines of karma and retribution. She goes on to demonstrate that Chinese mysticism, a complex synthesis by the late Six Dynasties, reached its zenith in the Tang, laying the foundations for later developments in the Song traditions of Inner Alchemy, Chan Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism. Book jacket."--Jacket
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ACLSE
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1956-
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Kohn, Livia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mysticism
  • Taoist philosophy
  • China
  • RELIGION / Taoism
  • Religion
  • Taoist philosophy
  • China
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Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: Early Chinese Mysticism: An Evaluation
  • Introduction: Mysticism: The Chinese Case
  • Mysticism: Experience, Practice, and Philosophy
  • The Foundations of Chinese Mysticism
  • Developments in Commentary Literature
  • The Immortalization of Philosophical Taoism
  • Ecstatic Explorations of the Otherworld
  • The Impact of Buddhism
  • The Tang Synthesis
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ocn857143455
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1 online resource (ix, 218 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780691020655
Lccn
91010648
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv159cxtk
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remote
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(OCoLC)857143455
Label
Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: Early Chinese Mysticism: An Evaluation
  • Introduction: Mysticism: The Chinese Case
  • Mysticism: Experience, Practice, and Philosophy
  • The Foundations of Chinese Mysticism
  • Developments in Commentary Literature
  • The Immortalization of Philosophical Taoism
  • Ecstatic Explorations of the Otherworld
  • The Impact of Buddhism
  • The Tang Synthesis
Control code
ocn857143455
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 218 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691020655
Lccn
91010648
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv159cxtk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857143455

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