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Daoist China: Governance, Economy, Culture By Livia Kohn
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China today is full of unbridled construction and strong vibrancy. At the same time, there is an increase in political and cultural repression. What, the question arises, is going on? Where stands... More > China today and where is it headed from here? And what, in all of this, is the role and place of Daoism? These sixty vignettes on “Daoist China” present different aspects of life in China, in each case describing the current situation and connecting it to the role and changing facets of Daoism today, focusing in turn on dimensions of governance, economics, and culture.< Less
Daoist China: Governance, Economy, Culture By Livia Kohn
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China today is full of unbridled construction and strong vibrancy. At the same time, there is an increase in political and cultural repression. What, the question arises, is going on? Where stands... More > China today and where is it headed from here? And what, in all of this, is the role and place of Daoism? These sixty vignettes on “Daoist China” present different aspects of life in China, in each case describing the current situation and connecting it to the role and changing facets of Daoism today, focusing in turn on dimensions of governance, economics, and culture.< Less
Laughing At the Dao: Debates Among Buddhists and Daoists In Medieval China By Livia Kohn
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The Xiaodao lun (Laughing at the Dao) is an important document of the debates among Buddhists and Daoists in sixth-century China. Written by the Daoist renegade Zhen Luan in the year 570, the text... More > aims to expose inconsistencies in Daoist doctrine, cosmology, ritual, and religious practice. In a complete and fully annotated translation, Livia Kohn places the work within the context of the debates and exposes the political schemes behind the apparently religious disputes. The translation is framed by an introduction on the history of the debates as well as by two appendixes, on materials of earlier and later debates and on the Daoist sources cited in the Xiaodao lun. Richly informed and highly relevant to an understanding of medieval China, Kohn’s work enhances the study of medieval Buddhist and Daoist myth, rhetoric, and ideology.< Less
Pristine Affluence: Daoist Roots in the Stone Age By Livia Kohn
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