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Author Zhou, Zuyan, 1948- author.

Title Daoist philosophy and literati writings in late imperial China : a case study of 'The story of the stone' / Zuyan Zhou
Published Hong Kong : The Chinese University Press, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xi, 316 pages)
Contents Quanzhen Daoism and The story of the stone -- Daoist philosophy in late imperial China : adaptation, appropriation, transformation -- Chaos and the gourd -- Bird and fish -- The pure and the natural -- A brief reflection in lieu of conclusion : Daoist philosophy, literati writings, and Cao Xueqin
Summary This volume explores the transformation of Chinese Daoism in the late imperial period through the writings of prominent literati scholars of the period. In such a cultural context, it then launches an investigation into the Daoist dimensions of the Chinese narrative masterpiece, The Story of the Stone: the inscriptions of Quanzhen Daoism in the infrastructure of its religious framework, the ideological ramifications of the Daoist concepts of chaos, purity, and the natural, as well as the Daoist images of the gourd, fish, and bird. The author demonstrates the central position of Daoist philosophy both in the ideological structure of the Stone and the literati culture that spawned it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-306) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763. Hong lou meng. English.
Cao, Xueqin, approximately 1717-1763. Hong lou meng. English
SUBJECT Hong lou meng (Cao, Xueqin) fast
Subject Taoism in literature.
Taoism -- China -- History
Taoism in literature
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789629969165