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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 132

Lineages Embedded in Temple Networks

Daoism and Local Society in Ming China

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$65.00 • £56.95 • €59.95

ISBN 9780674270961

Publication Date: 10/18/2022


400 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 photo, 2 color photos, 9 illus., 1 color illus., 5 maps, 2 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series


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  • List of Illustrations and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note to the Reader
  • Introduction: Daoist Lineages, Temple Networks, and Daoism in Local Society
    • A Local Saint and State Preceptor
    • Daoist Lineages
    • Temple Networks
    • Daoism in Local Society and Its Implications for Ming Studies
    • Organization of the Book
  • I. Daoism as a Ming Social Institution
    • 1. Main Daoist Lineages in a Ming Context
      • The Main Daoist Lineages in the Ming
      • Multiple Contexts
    • 2. Liu Yuanran and His Qingwei Lineage
      • Liu Yuanran’s Teachings
      • Liu Yuanran’s Qingwei Identity
      • A Quanzhen Connection?
    • 3. The Lineage, Central Temples, and the State
      • Liu Yuanran’s Qingwei Lineage-Building
      • Daoism in the State Bureaucracy and the Central Temples
      • Liu Yuanran and the Longhushan Delegation
      • Mediating between the Longhushan Ordination and State Control
    • 4. The Replica of Wudangshan at Qiyunshan
      • Affiliation and Commonality
      • Patron and Agent
      • The Imperial Religious Landscape
      • A Replica and Contentious Holiness
  • II. Interface between Clerical Lineages and Local Networks
    • 5. A Qingwei Temple in Tianjin
      • The City
      • Daoist Culture and the Tianfei Palace
      • A Qingwei Lineage and the Tianfei Palace Clergy
      • Subsidiary Temples
      • The Local Cult Network Imbued with the Qingwei Lineage
    • 6. The Unfolding of Qingwei at Maoshan
      • The Maoshan Qingwei Tradition
      • The Penetration of the Liu Yuanran Lineage into Maoshan
      • The Economic Foundation of the Maoshan Qingwei Lineage
      • Merchant Patronage of the Yuchen Abbey
      • Ritual Service to the State
      • Qingwei versus Quanzhen: A Comparison
    • 7. Temple Networks and Jingmingdao in the Jiangxi Hinterland
      • Sacred Sites and Calendrical Festivals
      • Liu Yuanran in the Jingming Genealogy and Jiangxi Tradition
      • Jingming Temple Networks
      • Local Cultic Practice
      • Jingmingdao and the Jiangxi Identity
    • 8. Southern Frontier Patrons and a Local Longmen Lineage in Yunnan
      • The Longmen Question
      • Liu Yuanran&rsuqo;s Qingwei Lineage in Yunnan
      • The Liu Yuanran Lineage and the Temple
      • Lineage Change at the Xuning’an
      • Monastic Practice and Doctrine
      • Xuning’an and the Local Community
      • Local Significance and Nationwide Relevance
  • Conclusion: From Center to Periphery: A Daoist Lineage’s Expansion Route
  • Notes
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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