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By Franciscus Verellen, Kristofer Schipper (editors)

Taoism continues to be the one significant faith whose canonical texts haven't been systematically prepared and made on hand for research. This long-awaited paintings, a milestone in chinese language experiences, catalogs and describes all latest texts in the Taoist canon. the end result won't purely make the complete variety of current Taoist texts obtainable to students of faith, it's going to open up a vital source within the learn of the background of China.The immense literature of the Taoist canon, or Daozang, survives in a Ming Dynasty version of a few fifteen hundred diverse texts. Compiled below imperial auspices and accomplished in 1445—with a complement extra in 1607—many of the books within the Daozang situation the heritage, association, and liturgy of China's indigenous faith. lots of works care for medication, alchemy, and divination.If students have lengthy missed this special storehouse of China's spiritual traditions, it's principally since it used to be so tough to discover one's manner inside of it. not just used to be the explanation of its medieval category system inoperable for the numerous new texts that later entered the Daozang, but the method itself was once not understood by means of the Ming editors; consequently the haphazard association of the canon because it has come right down to us.This new paintings units out the contents of the Daozang chronologically, permitting the reader to keep on with the lengthy evolution of Taoist literature. Lavishly illustrated, the 1st quantity levels from antiquity throughout the center a long time, whereas the second one spans the fashionable interval. inside this body, texts are grouped by way of topic and topic. each is the subject of a historic summary that identifies the text's contents, date of starting place, and writer. in the course of the first volumes, introductions define the evolution of Taoism and its religious background. a 3rd quantity supplying biographical sketches of usually pointed out Taoists, a number of indexes, and an intensive bibliography presents severe instruments for navigating this advisor to 1 of the basic elements of chinese language tradition.

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