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Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Robert Ford Campany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By the middle of the third century BCE in China there were individuals who sought to become transcendents (xian)—deathless, godlike beings endowed with supernormal powers. This quest for ... More


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