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Chinese Magical Medicine

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This book argues that the most profound and far-reaching effects of Buddhism on Chinese culture occurred at the level of practice, specifically in religious rituals designed to cure people of disease, demonic possession, and bad luck. This practice would leave its most lasting imprint on the liturgical tradition of Taoism. In focusing on religious practice, the book provides a corrective to traditional studies of Chinese religion, which overemphasize metaphysics and spirituality.

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Chinese Magical Medicine
2002, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804739405

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Chinese Magical Medicine
2002, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804734493

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