Download PDF by Eli Alberts: A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China

By Eli Alberts

The time period Yao refers to a non-sinitic conversing, southern "Chinese" those that originated in crucial China, south of the Yangzi River. regardless of categorization by means of chinese language and Western students of Yao as an ethnic minority with a primitive tradition, it truly is now famous that not just are sure traces of non secular Daoism favourite in Yao ritual traditions, however the Yao tradition additionally stocks many components with pre-modern reputable and mainstream chinese language tradition. This e-book is the 1st to provide a history-part cultural, half political, and half religious-of contacts among the chinese language country 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 e-book additionally contains an exam of the categorical terminology, narratives, and logos (Daoist/ imperial) that symbolize and mediate those contacts. "This is a vital piece of labor on a bit studied, yet very attention-grabbing topic, particularly, Taoism one of the non-Sinitic peoples of South China and adjacent areas." - Professor Victor Mair, collage of Pennsylvania "This marvelous examine by means of Eli Alberts has now cleared away a lot of the cloud that has been brought on by earlier, quite often impressionistic scholarship at the "Dao of the Yao". - Professor Barend J.ter Haar, Leiden University

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