Daoism: a guide for the perplexed by Louis Komjathy

By Louis Komjathy

Daoism is a world spiritual and cultural phenomenon characterised by means of multiculturalism and ethnic variety. Daoism: A advisor for the Perplexed bargains a transparent and thorough survey of this historical and glossy spiritual culture. The booklet contains an outline of Daoist historical past, together with key participants and routine, translations of basic Daoist texts, and discussions of key dimensions of Daoist religiosity, overlaying basic issues and defining features of the religion.

Specifically designed to satisfy the desires of scholars and common readers looking an intensive figuring out of the faith, this ebook is definitely the right advisor to learning and realizing Daoism as a lived and residing spiritual community.

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On Mount Tai many of the temples and shrines were renovated, and, to make access easier, the gondola was completed in 1983 (Shandongsheng 1993, 156). ╇╇ Statue of the revolutionary hero Lei Feng erected adjacent to the train station by the Tai’an Municipal Communist Party Committee and the Tai’an Municipal Government in 1994. The text is in Chairman Mao’s handwriting. B. Dott photo, 1995. reforms, the government was actively pursuing its “Open Door Policy” to the rest of the world. To become a more active player on the world stage, the leaders of the People’s Republic of China, in addition to trade and diplomacy, promoted China’s cultural and historic past.

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