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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 118

Imperiled Destinies

The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China

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$75.00 • £65.95 • €68.95

ISBN 9780674237247

Publication Date: 04/22/2019

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388 pages

6 x 9 inches

10 photos, 10 color photos

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  • List of and Illustrations and Table*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chronology
  • Introduction
  • I. A Remedy to Save Mankind: Petitioning Heaven
    • 1. Ritual Premises
    • 2. Fateful Liabilities
    • 3. The Protagonists and the Ransom
    • 4. A Redemptive Program
  • II. The Interior Journey: Lu Xiujing’s Reformation
    • 5. Disciple of the Three Caverns
    • 6. The Sacred Jewel Retreat
    • 7. Set Right Your Heart, Set Right Your Conduct!
    • 8. The Dharma-bridge of Requital
  • III. All under Heaven: The Tang Synthesis
    • 9. Paths to Initiation
    • 10. Sacraments of Lay Religion
    • 11. Instruments of Deliverance
    • 12. Prayers for a New Elite
  • Epilogue
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • * Table and Illustrations
    • Table
      • Redeeming destiny: Schematic sequence and glossary
    • Plates
      • 1. Pine effigy
      • 2. Tomb guardian
      • 3. The Lotus Society, after Li Gonglin
      • 4. Liu Song celadon lamp
      • 5. Bodhisattvas lighting lamps
      • 6. Collected Prayer Texts (P. 3562v)
      • 7. Palace of Purple Tenuity stars (DB076)
      • 8. The Pole-Star and the Planet Ketu (Stein painting 170)
    • Figures
      • 1. “True Landscape of Mount Fengdu”
      • 2. Salt production in Han Sichuan
      • 3. Ritual area plan
      • 4. Messengers with escorts conveying petitions to Heaven
      • 5. “Talismans for the Benefit of Silkworms”
      • 6. Taming the horse of the mind
      • 7. Heavenly Master exorcist
      • 8. Talisman “Dispelling Melancholic Thoughts”
      • 9. “Spirit Seal of the Monarch of Heaven”

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