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Taoism, Bureaucracy, and Popular Religion in Early Medieval China (Harvard East Asian Monographs)
Taoism Bureaucracy and Popular Religion in Early Medieval China - Harvard East Asian Monographs
Author: Peter Nickerson
For those to whom "Taoism" is the Tao te ching and Chuang-tzu, nothing could seem more foreign to Taoism than bureaucracy. In these two classics, the Way (tao) is everything that bureaucracy is not: it is nonhierarchical, undifferentiated, ineffable, spontaneous. The bureaucratic spirit pertains rather to stuffy Confucians, ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780674025066
ISBN-10: 0674025067
Publication Date: 11/30/2008
Pages: 275
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Publisher: Harvard University Asia Center
Book Type: Hardcover
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