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  1. The Lady of Linshui
    This anthropological study examines the cult of the Chinese goddess Chen Jinggu, divine protector of women and children. The cult of the "Lady of Linshui" began in the province of Fujian on the southeastern coast of... Learn More
    Published: 7th May 2008
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  2. Buddhist Materiality
    Throughout its history, Buddhism has developed a sophisticated philosophy of materiality, addressing the status of material objects and their role in the quest for salvation. This is an innovative book that addresses the ways... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2007
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  3. Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories
    After The Tale of Genji (c. 1000), the greatest work of classical Japanese literature is the historical narrative The Tale of the Heike (13th-14th centuries). In addition to opening up fresh perspectives on the Heike narratives,... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2007
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  4. Great Clarity
    This is the first book to examine extensively the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy. Its main focus is the relation of alchemy to the Daoist traditions of the early medieval period (third to sixth centuries). It shows how... Learn More
    Published: 27th February 2006
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  5. Chinese Poetry and Prophecy
    Focusing on oracular texts, Chinese Poetry and Prophecy examines the role of divination in Chinese culture, particularly in religious practice. Drawing on a dazzling array of ancient and modern sources, the author establishes... Learn More
    Published: 13th April 2005
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  6. Chinese Magical Medicine

    Chinese Magical Medicine

    Written by Michel Strickmann, Edited by Bernard Faure

    Series Asian Religions and Cultures

    Stanford University Press

    This book argues that the most profound and far-reaching effects of Buddhism on Chinese culture occurred at the level of practice, specifically in religious rituals designed to cure people of disease, demonic possession, and bad... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2002
    Hardback / £74.00
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