Eli Alberts's A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China PDF

By Eli Alberts

The time period Yao refers to a non-sinitic talking, southern "Chinese" those who originated in imperative China, south of the Yangzi River. regardless of categorization by means of chinese language and Western students of Yao as an ethnic minority with a primitive tradition, it's now famous that not just are sure traces of non secular Daoism sought after in Yao ritual traditions, however the Yao tradition additionally stocks many parts with pre-modern legit and mainstream chinese language tradition. This e-book is the 1st to provide a history-part cultural, half political, and half religious-of contacts among the chinese language country and autochthonous peoples (identified because the eleventh century as Yao humans) in what's now South China. It vividly info the impact of Daoism at the wealthy heritage and tradition of the Yao humans. The booklet additionally comprises an exam of the categorical terminology, narratives, and logos (Daoist/ imperial) that symbolize and mediate those contacts. "This is a crucial piece of labor on a bit studied, yet very fascinating topic, particularly, Taoism one of the non-Sinitic peoples of South China and adjacent areas." - Professor Victor Mair, collage of Pennsylvania "This tremendous examine by means of Eli Alberts has now cleared away a lot of the cloud that has been because of past, in most cases impressionistic scholarship at the "Dao of the Yao". - Professor Barend J.ter Haar, Leiden University

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