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Download PDF by Eli Alberts: A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China

By Eli Alberts

ISBN-10: 1934043141

ISBN-13: 9781934043141

The time period Yao refers to a non-sinitic conversing, southern "Chinese" those who originated in primary China, south of the Yangzi River. regardless of categorization by way of chinese language and Western students of Yao as an ethnic minority with a primitive tradition, it really is now famous that not just are sure lines of non secular Daoism well known in Yao ritual traditions, however the Yao tradition additionally stocks many components with pre-modern authentic and mainstream chinese language tradition. This ebook is the 1st to provide a history-part cultural, half political, and half religious-of contacts among the chinese language nation 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 background and tradition of the Yao humans. The booklet additionally contains an exam of the categorical terminology, narratives, and emblems (Daoist/ imperial) that symbolize and mediate those contacts. "This is a vital piece of labor on a bit studied, yet very attention-grabbing topic, specifically, Taoism one of the non-Sinitic peoples of South China and adjacent areas." - Professor Victor Mair, collage of Pennsylvania "This amazing learn through Eli Alberts has now cleared away a lot of the cloud that has been attributable to earlier, ordinarily impressionistic scholarship at the "Dao of the Yao". - Professor Barend J.ter Haar, Leiden University

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