Download PDF by Eli Alberts: 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 conversing, southern "Chinese" those who originated in vital China, south of the Yangzi River. regardless of categorization via chinese language and Western students of Yao as an ethnic minority with a primitive tradition, it really is now well-known that not just are yes lines of non secular Daoism well-liked in Yao ritual traditions, however the Yao tradition additionally stocks many parts with pre-modern reputable 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 info the effect of Daoism at the wealthy background and tradition of the Yao humans. The booklet additionally comprises an exam of the explicit terminology, narratives, and emblems (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 very good research by way of Eli Alberts has now cleared away a lot of the cloud that has been brought on by past, normally impressionistic scholarship at the "Dao of the Yao". - Professor Barend J.ter Haar, Leiden University

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