By Jeffrey L. Richey
Like an historical river, Daoist traditions brought from China as soon as flowed powerfully throughout the eastern spiritual panorama, perpetually changing its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan nonetheless could be discerned in its abiding impact on astrology, divination, fairs, literature, politics, and pop culture, let alone Buddhism and Shint?. regardless of this legacy, few English-language stories of Daoism’s impact on eastern spiritual tradition were published.
Daoism in Japan offers an exploration of the actual pathways in which Daoist traditions entered Japan from continental East Asia. After addressing easy concerns in either Daoist reports and the research of eastern religions, together with the issues of defining ‘Daoism’ and ‘Japanese,’ the ebook seems on the impact of Daoism on historical, medieval and sleek Japan in flip. to take action, the quantity is prepared either chronologically and topically, in line with the subsequent 3 vast divisions: "Arrivals" (c. 5th-8th centuries CE), "Assimilations" (794-1868), and "Apparitions" (1600s-present). The booklet demonstrates how chinese language impression on eastern spiritual tradition paradoxically proved to be an important in constructing traditions that sometimes are noticeable as authentically, even quintessentially, Japanese.
Touching on a number of points of eastern cultural background and non secular traditions, this e-book is an engaging contribution for college kids and students of jap tradition, background and Religions, in addition to Daoist Studies.
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Daoism in Japan: Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture (Routledge Studies in Taoism) by Jeffrey L. Richey