New PDF release: A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China

By Eli Alberts

ISBN-10: 1934043141

ISBN-13: 9781934043141

The time period Yao refers to a non-sinitic talking, southern "Chinese" those that originated in crucial China, south of the Yangzi River. regardless of categorization by way of chinese language and Western students of Yao as an ethnic minority with a primitive tradition, it really is now famous that not just are definite lines of non secular Daoism famous in Yao ritual traditions, however the Yao tradition additionally stocks many components with pre-modern authentic and mainstream chinese language tradition. This publication is the 1st to provide a history-part cultural, half political, and half religious-of contacts among the chinese language nation and autochthonous peoples (identified because the eleventh century as Yao humans) in what's now South China. It vividly information the effect of Daoism at the wealthy historical past and tradition of the Yao humans. The publication additionally contains an exam of the explicit terminology, narratives, and logos (Daoist/ imperial) that characterize and mediate those contacts. "This is a crucial piece of labor on a bit studied, yet very attention-grabbing topic, specifically, Taoism one of the non-Sinitic peoples of South China and adjacent areas." - Professor Victor Mair, collage of Pennsylvania "This impressive examine through Eli Alberts has now cleared away a lot of the cloud that has been attributable to past, generally impressionistic scholarship at the "Dao of the Yao". - Professor Barend J.ter Haar, Leiden University

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