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Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits


In 1989, Bill Porter, having spent much of his life studying and translating Chinese religious and philosophical texts, began to wonder if the Buddhist hermit tradition still existed in China. At the time, it was believed that the Cultural Revolution had dealt a lethal blow to all religions in China, destroying countless temples and shrines, and forcibly returning thousands of monks and nuns to a lay life. But when Porter travels to the Chungnan mountains -- the historical refuge of ancient hermits -- he discovers that the ...

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Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits
2009, Counterpoint LLC, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781582435237

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