Record:   Prev Next
Title Daoism in Japan : Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture / edited by Jeffrey L. Richey
Imprint Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  BL1913 .D36 2015    DUE 05-30-22    30520020811858
 人文社會聯圖  BL1913 .D36 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020473054
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  BL1913 D211 2015    AVAILABLE    30530001274836
Descript xiii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge studies in Taoism
Routledge studies in Taoism
Note "Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism's presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, politics, and popular culture, not to mention Buddhism and Shintō, yet few English-language studies of Daoism's influence on Japanese religious culture have been published. Daoism in Japan provides an exploration of the particular pathways by which Daoist traditions entered Japan from continental East Asia. After addressing the basic issues in both Daoism Studies and the study of Japanese religions, including the problems of defining 'Daoism' and 'Japanese', the book looks at the influence of Daoism on ancient, medieval and modern Japan in turn. To do so, the volume is arranged both chronologically and topically, according to the following three broad divisions: "Arrivals" (c. 5th-8th centuries CE), "Assimilations" (794-1868), and "Apparitions" ( 1600s-present). The book demonstrates how Chinese influence on Japanese religious culture ironically proved to be crucial in establishing traditions that usually are seen as authentically, even quintessentially, Japanese. Touching on multiple facets of Japanese cultural history and religious traditions, this book is a fascinating contribution for students and scholars of Japanese Culture, History and Religions, as well as Daoism Studies"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Taoism -- Japan
Japan -- Civilization -- Chinese influences
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Richey, Jeffrey L., editor
Record:   Prev Next