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Explaining the Rise of the Hua-kai Cult

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the increasing localism of elite life in Fu-chou. It also illustrates how the contending religious choices made by the local elite and by a late Southern Sung administrator can ... More


Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Robert Hymes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Using a combination of newly mined Sung sources and modern ethnography, this book addresses questions that have perplexed China scholars in recent years. Were Chinese gods celestial officials, ... More


Hua-kai Mountain and Its Immortals

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter addresses Hua-kai Mountain itself in order to explore another Sung text, from the very different world of the cult of the Three Perfected Lords. It specifically investigates the texts of ... More


The Rise of the Hua-kai Cult

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter uses Verities of the Three Perfected Lords and other sources to trace the rise and spread of Hua-kai cult in Southern Sung Chiang-hsi. It is shown that the Hua-kai cult was well known to ... More


Taoists, Local Gods, and the Transformation of Wang Wen-ch'ing

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter investigates the combination or alternation of the two models in Taoists' own self-representations, discussing Wang Wen-ch'ing as Taoist practitioner and as local god. In Yü Chi's ... More


The Immortality of Theseus and His Myth

Margaret M. Toscano

in Epic Heroes on Screen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the reinvention of the mythological figure Theseus. It analyzes two films from different genres: one is the popular action film, Immortals, and the other is a philosophical art ... More


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