Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China by Glen Dudbridge
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Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China
By Glen Dudbridge

Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China

A Reading of Tai Fu's 'Kuang-i chi'

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Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China by Glen Dudbridge

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The remains of Tai Fu's lost collection Kuang-i chi ('The Great Book of Marvels') preserve three hundred short tales of encounters with the other world. This study develops a style of close reading through which those tales give access to the lives of individuals in eighth-century China. Through the eyes of a mid-century county official the picture emerges of a complex lay society, served by a mixed priesthood of ritual practitioners, whose members' lives at all levels were profoundly shaped by their perceived experience of contact with the other world. It was a society embarking on fundamental change, and this book uses the sharp historical focus of Tai Fu's collection to study the dynamics of that change. The work gracefully reveals the transition from the beliefs and institutions of early mediaeval China towards those we now recognize as modern.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521482233
ISBN-10: 0521482232
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The remains of Tai Fu's lost collection Kuang-i chi preserve three hundred short tales of encounters with the other world. This study analyses these tales.

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