Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face

Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face

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Reveals dimensions of the interaction between Buddhism and Taoism in medieval China. This book demonstrates the competition and complementarity of the two great Chinese religions in their quest to address personal and collective fears of diverse ills, including sorcery, famine, and untimely death.It derives from the fact that the Yisuan jing, like many other ritual manuals, whether Taoist or Buddhist, responds primarily to practical requirements. The work nevertheless cannot be reduced to a mnemonic aid or an instruction manual.

Title:Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face
Author:Christine Mollier
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 2008-01-01


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