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Cultivation and Books

Richard G. Wang

in The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199767687
eISBN:
9780199950607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767687.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 explores the interaction between Ming princes’ self-cultivation and their making and consumption of Daoist books as material culture in the context of Ming print culture. Some princes ... More


The Later History of Chinese Alchemy and the Decline of the Great Clarity

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Taiqing scriptures are the first ones to be based on the view of the alchemical process described in Chapter 4. This view is the main legacy that they left to the later traditions in the history ... More


The Early History of Chinese Alchemy and the Way of the Great Clarity

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter reviews available evidence on the earliest history of alchemy in China. It considers the ambiguity of historical data on Zou Yan (ca. 350–270 bce), who is traditionally considered to be ... More


The Great Clarity Corpus

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents the fourteen extant sources that belong, or may be deemed to be very closely related, to the Taiqing corpus in its expanded version. These sources are divided into six groups, ... More


The Medicines of Great Clarity

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines certain aspects of the methods for making elixirs in the Taiqing scriptures. The goal is to illustrate the nature and the main features of Taiqing elixirs, within the limits and ... More


Gods, Demons, and Elixirs: Alchemy in Fourth-Century Jiangnan

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the relation of the Taiqing tradition to the contemporary religious legacies of Jiangnan. It considers the relationship of waidan to the fourth-century legacies of Jiangnan ... More


The Way of the Great Clarity and Daoism in the Six Dynasties

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines three phenomena that occurred in the context in which alchemy developed after the Daoist revelations. These are the encounter between the Taiqing and Shangqing traditions; the ... More


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