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The Resource To live as long as heaven and earth : a translation and study of Ge Hong's traditions of divine transcendents, Robert Ford Campany

To live as long as heaven and earth : a translation and study of Ge Hong's traditions of divine transcendents, Robert Ford Campany

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To live as long as heaven and earth : a translation and study of Ge Hong's traditions of divine transcendents
Title
To live as long as heaven and earth
Title remainder
a translation and study of Ge Hong's traditions of divine transcendents
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Robert Ford Campany
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Language
eng
Summary
In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements circulated widely. Ge Hong (283-343 c.e.) collected and preserved many of their stories in his Traditions of Divine Transcendents, affording us a window onto this extraordinary response to human mortality. Robert Ford Campany's groundbreaking and carefully researched text offers the first complete, critical translation and commentary for this important Chinese religious work, at the same time establishing a method for reconstructing lost texts from medieval China. Clear, exacting, and annotated, the translation comprises over a hundred lively, engaging narratives of individuals deemed to have fought death and won. Additionally, To Live as Long as Heaven and Earth systematically introduces the Chinese quest for transcendence, illuminating a poorly understood tradition that was an important source of Daoist religion and a major social, cultural, and religious phenomenon in its own right
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1959-
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Campany, Robert Ford
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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284-364
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Ge, Hong
Series statement
Daoist classics
Series volume
2
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  • Ge, Hong
  • Taoists
  • RELIGION
  • Taoists
  • China
  • Filosofie
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To live as long as heaven and earth : a translation and study of Ge Hong's traditions of divine transcendents, Robert Ford Campany
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-579) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Opening; Ge Hong and the Writing of Traditions of Divine Transcendents; Traditions as Hagiography; Text-Critical Matters; Conventions; Group A: Earliest-Attested Fragments; Group B: Early-Attested Hagiographies; Group B: Early-Attested Fragments; Group C: Later-Attested Hagiographies; On the Source Texts and the Temporal Differentiation of Passages; Items Attributed to Shenxian zhuan Excluded from This Translation; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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ocm55891321
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1 online resource (xxviii, 607 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781597349598
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2001027086
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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22573/cttsz3b6
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remote
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(OCoLC)55891321
Label
To live as long as heaven and earth : a translation and study of Ge Hong's traditions of divine transcendents, Robert Ford Campany
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-579) and index
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
ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Opening; Ge Hong and the Writing of Traditions of Divine Transcendents; Traditions as Hagiography; Text-Critical Matters; Conventions; Group A: Earliest-Attested Fragments; Group B: Early-Attested Hagiographies; Group B: Early-Attested Fragments; Group C: Later-Attested Hagiographies; On the Source Texts and the Temporal Differentiation of Passages; Items Attributed to Shenxian zhuan Excluded from This Translation; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocm55891321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 607 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597349598
Lccn
2001027086
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsz3b6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55891321

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