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Early Chinese Mysticism: Philosophy and Soteriology in the Taoist Tradition

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Did Chinese mysticism vanish after its first appearance in ancient Taoist philosophy, to surface only after a thousand years had passed, when the Chinese had adapted Buddhism to their own culture? This first integrated survey of the mystical dimension of Taoism disputes the commonly accepted idea of such a hiatus. Covering the period from the Daode jing to the end of the Tang, Livia Kohn reveals an often misunderstood Chinese mystical tradition that continued through the ages. Influenced by but ultimately independent of ...

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Early Chinese Mysticism: Philosophy and Soteriology in the Taoist Tradition
1991, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691020655

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Early Chinese Mysticism: Philosophy and Soteriology in the Taoist Tradition
1991, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691073811

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