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Affiliation and transmission in Daoism; a Berlin Symposium.


Affiliation and transmission in Daoism; a Berlin Symposium.

Ed. by Florian C. Reiter.



300 pages


Abhandlungen fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes; v.78


Participants came to the June 2011 symposium from Germany, England, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and the US. The 12 articles represent most of the long lectures that generated the days of conversation. The topics include the parish priest in celestial master transmission, ordination ranks in medieval Daoism and the classification of Daoist rituals, transmissions of female Daoist Xie Ziran (767-795), the transmission ritual of local Daoists in Southeast China, the development of Jiangnan Daoist networks of transmission and affiliation as seen in the Mount Weiyu Genealogy, and the spirit medium in Chinese popular religion.

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