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Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China

Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang China
A Reading of Tai Fu's 'Kuang-i chi'

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions

  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893220

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  • The remains of Tai Fu's lost collection Kuang-i chi ("The Great Book of Marvels") preserve three hundred short tales of encounters with the other world. Through the eyes of an official, the picture emerges of a complex lay society, served by a mixed priesthood of ritual practitioners. This study develops a style of close reading through which the tales give access to the lives of individuals in eighth-century China, a society embarking on fundamental change.

    • Vivid stories of otherworldly encounters make good reading
    • Learned, historically informed analysis - author uses literature to shed light on social history and beliefs of the period
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    "The hallmark of this intriguing and provocative study is the immediacy of the voices from T'ang China that Dudbridge is able to enliven and present....Of particular value after the presentation of several texts is the appendix summary of all the extant entries. All interested scholars and students should find this book an exemplar of research." Linada L. Lam-Easton, Religious Studies Review

    "...we must also acknowledge the merits of Dudbridge's effort. Chief among these is the value of his book in sharpening our awareness of the inherently blurry line between the fictional and the documentary in medieval accounts of the strange." Don J. Wyatt, American Historical Review

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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893220
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.418kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Note to the reader
    Maps
    1. A sequence of voices
    2. A contemporary view
    3. The dynamics of Tai Fu's world
    4. The worshippers of Mount Hua
    5. Yü-ch'ih Chiung at An-yang
    6. Victims of the Yüan Ch'ao rebellion
    7. Mating with spirits
    Appendix: the stories of Kuang-i chi
    List of works cited
    Index.

  • Author

    Glen Dudbridge, University of Oxford

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