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The Beginning of the Subtle School of Taoism: An Official Perception of Taoism in the Early T'Ang Period

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Early in the T'ang Period (8th century) the imperial administration was tuned to support a developing Taoist religious culture. Evidence thereof is the establishment of temples, the officially ordered ordination and installation of Taoist priests, and especially the publication and distribution of Taoist religious literature in the form of an officially sanctioned Canon. The interest the T'ang state took in organizing the canonical representation of the Chinese religions came to be a lasting element of Chinese cultural ...

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The Beginning of the Subtle School of Taoism: An Official Perception of Taoism in the Early t'Ang Period
2014, Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden

ISBN-13: 9783447103145

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