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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


Adepts, Their Families, and the Imperium

Robert Ford Campany

in Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter demonstrates that the patrilineal family and the body of ritual that sustained it—the cult of ancestors—depended for their continued existence not only on the uninterrupted generation of ... More


Bringing Transcendents Down to Earth

Robert Ford Campany

in Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the passage in Ge Hong’s Traditions of Divine Transcendents, which narrates how the pill, “efflorescence of vermilion” had granted an adept named Ling Shouguang two hundred ... More


Hagiographic Persuasions

Robert Ford Campany

in Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter asserts that every instance of discourse about a holy person, whether oral or written, is an attempt at persuasion. This feature is common to hagiographic writings, one of which is the ... More


Epilogue

Robert Ford Campany

in Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833336
eISBN:
9780824870218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833336.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This concluding chapter explains how individuals became transcendents not solely by their own efforts but by those of many other people as well. They came to be recognized as transcendents in the ... More


Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions

Jimmy Yu

in Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores self-immolation in the premodern Chinese Buddhist and Daoist historical milieus. It historicizes this ritual within the spectrum of wider Indian Buddhist practices, and explores ... More


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