The Resource Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn

Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn

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Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition
Title
Early Chinese mysticism
Title remainder
philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition
Statement of responsibility
Livia Kohn
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Did Chinese mysticism vanish after its first appearance in ancient Taoist philosophy, to surface only after a thousand years had passed, when the Chinese had adapted Buddhism to their own culture? This first integrated survey of the mystical dimension of Taoism disputes the commonly accepted idea of such a hiatus. Covering the period from the Daode jing to the end of the Tang, Livia Kohn reveals an often misunderstood Chinese mystical tradition that continued through the ages. Influenced by but ultimately independent of Buddhism, it took forms more various than the quietistic withdrawal of Laozi or the sudden enlightenment of the Chan Buddhists." "On the basis of a new theoretical evaluation of mysticism, this study analyzes the relationship between philosophical and religious Taoism and between Buddhism and the native Chinese tradition. Kohn shows how the quietistic and socially oriented Daode jing was combined with the ecstatic and individualistic mysticism of the Zhuangzi, with immortality beliefs and practices, and with Buddhist insight meditation, mind analysis, and doctrines of karma and retribution. She goes on to demonstrate that Chinese mysticism, a complex synthesis by the late Six Dynasties, reached its zenith in the Tang, laying the foundations for later developments in the Song traditions of Inner Alchemy, Chan Buddhism, and Neo-Confucianism. Book jacket."--Jacket
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DLC
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1956-
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Kohn, Livia
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1923
LC item number
.K64 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mysticism
  • Taoist philosophy
  • Misticismo
  • Taoïsme
  • Philosophie taoïste
  • Taoisme (Chine)
  • Mystique
  • China
Label
Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-210) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: Early Chinese Mysticism: An Evaluation
  • Introduction: Mysticism: The Chinese Case
  • Mysticism: Experience, Practice, and Philosophy
  • The Foundations of Chinese Mysticism
  • Developments in Commentary Literature
  • The Immortalization of Philosophical Taoism
  • Ecstatic Explorations of the Otherworld
  • The Impact of Buddhism
  • The Tang Synthesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780691073811
Lccn
91010648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23253418
  • (OCoLC)ocm23253418
Label
Early Chinese mysticism : philosophy and soteriology in the Taoist tradition, Livia Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: Early Chinese Mysticism: An Evaluation
  • Introduction: Mysticism: The Chinese Case
  • Mysticism: Experience, Practice, and Philosophy
  • The Foundations of Chinese Mysticism
  • Developments in Commentary Literature
  • The Immortalization of Philosophical Taoism
  • Ecstatic Explorations of the Otherworld
  • The Impact of Buddhism
  • The Tang Synthesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780691073811
Lccn
91010648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23253418
  • (OCoLC)ocm23253418

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