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Harvard East Asian Monographs 284

The Taoists of Peking, 1800-1949

A Social History of Urban Clerics

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674025059

Publication Date: 03/31/2007


6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 black and white illustrations, 1 map, 2 tables

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  • Tables, Figures, and Map
  • Note on Dates
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Peking Taoists in Their Context
    • 1. Peking Taoists in Their Context
  • Part II: A Sociological Profile of Peking Taoists
    • 2. The Taoist Temple Clergy
    • 3. The Taoists of the Baiyun Guan
    • 4. Monastic Leadership
    • 5. Taoists and the Court: Chaplains and Eunuchs
  • Part III: The Social Roles of Peking Taoists
    • 6. The Liturgical Functions of the Taoist Clergy
    • 7. Taoist Masters and Spiritual Teachings
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A. A Brief History of Taoist Death Rituals
  • Appendix B. The Taoist Canon in Late Imperial and Modern Peking
  • Reference Matter
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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