Download e-book for kindle: A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China by Eli Alberts

By Eli Alberts

ISBN-10: 1934043141

ISBN-13: 9781934043141

The time period Yao refers to a non-sinitic talking, southern "Chinese" those who originated in relevant 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 truly is now well-known that not just are convinced traces of spiritual Daoism admired in Yao ritual traditions, however the Yao tradition additionally stocks many parts with pre-modern reliable and mainstream chinese language tradition. This booklet 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 impression of Daoism at the wealthy historical past and tradition of the Yao humans. The ebook additionally comprises an exam of the explicit terminology, narratives, and logos (Daoist/ imperial) that symbolize and mediate those contacts. "This is a crucial piece of labor on a bit studied, yet very attention-grabbing topic, particularly, Taoism one of the non-Sinitic peoples of South China and adjacent areas." - Professor Victor Mair, collage of Pennsylvania "This superb examine by way of Eli Alberts has now cleared away a lot of the cloud that has been attributable to prior, typically impressionistic scholarship at the "Dao of the Yao". - Professor Barend J.ter Haar, Leiden University

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