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Author Huang, Shih-shan Susan, author.

Title Picturing the true form : Daoist visual culture in traditional China / Shih-shan Susan Huang.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center, 2012.
Distributed by Harvard University Press

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 497 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 342
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 342.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Visual Dimensions -- Conceptual Framework -- Aniconic, Immaterial, and Ephemeral -- Facets of Daoism -- Primary Sources -- Daoist Tu in the Daozang -- Overview of the Book -- INNER CHAPTERS: ESOTERIC UNDERPINNINGS -- 1. Imagery of Body and Cosmos -- Body Gods -- Early Divinities -- Planets and Bureaucrats -- Ritual Activation -- Visualizations of Stars -- Journeys to the Northern Dipper -- Imaginary Star Maps -- Stars in the Body -- Iconic Forms -- Souls and Worms -- The Seven Material Souls and Three Deathbringers -- Physical Parasites -- Control and Elimination -- Illustrating Internal Alchemy -- The Inner Realm -- The Medical Body -- Body Landscapes -- Interior Journeys -- 2. Mapping the World -- Daoist Creation -- Sacred Charts -- Heavens and Upper Worlds -- Vertical Heavens -- Lateral Expansion -- Earthly Paradises -- The Ten Continents and Three Isles -- The Five Sacred Peaks -- Grotto Heavens -- Hells and the Underworld -- Mount Fengdu -- Women in Hell -- 3. True Form Charts -- Metamorphoses of the Man-Bird Mountain -- Man-Bird Writings -- Birds in Heavenly Scripts -- The Five Sacred Peaks -- The Mystical Cosmos -- The Fengshui Connection -- Mountain Treasures -- Minerals and Herbs -- Magical Mushrooms -- 4. Materiality of Daoist Sacred Space -- Forms of Daochang -- The Oratory -- The Public Altar -- Multiple Layers -- Multiple Stages -- Cultural and Religious Sources -- Soul Places -- Ritual Objects -- Flags and Banners -- Mirrors -- Writing Utensils -- Documents -- Spirit Money -- 5. Performing the Salvation Ritual -- The Yellow Register Purgation -- Calling Out the Body Gods -- Ascent and Summons -- Attack on Hell -- Opening the Hells -- The Master's Staff -- Artistic Depictions -- Rescuing Souls -- Bathing and Feeding -- The Water Land Ritual -- Salvation through Refinement -- Internal Visualizations -- The External Rite -- Concluding Ceremonies -- 6. Paintings of Mobile Deities -- Daoist Painters at Work -- Preparation -- Sketchbooks -- Teamwork -- Priests as Painters -- Three Officials of Heaven, Earth, and Water -- Pictorial Formulas -- Annual Festivals -- Pictorial Conventions -- The Heavenly Descent -- Daoist Deities in Procession -- Visualization Practice -- Earthly Excursions -- Tours of Inspection -- The Subjugation of Demons -- The Tree Goblin and the Ape Monster -- Ocean Crossings -- Crossing Over to Salvation -- Thunder Troops -- The Female Soul -- The Ritual Context -- Mobile Deities -- Yellow Register Painting.
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Subject Taoist art and symbolism.
China -- Religious life and customs.
Taoist art and symbolism.
China.
Taoismus
Kunst
China
Kinesisk konst -- historia.
Taoism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Title Daoist visual culture in traditional China
Other Form: Print version: uang, Shih-shan Susan. Picturing the true form. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2012 9780674065734 (DLC) 2012004186 (OCoLC)758383292
ISBN 9781684175161 (electronic bk.)
168417516X (electronic bk.)
9780674065734 (print)
0674065735 (print)
9780674504288
0674504283