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Taoist History and Ideology

讲师: Prof.Stephen R. Bokenkamp

科目简介: Lecture Outline: Day One: Lecture and Discussion Introductions and approaches to the study of Daoism: Views of religion in China and the West. What is the difference between the academic study of religion (Religious Study) and a religion’s view of itself (Divinity School)? What is Daoism? A brief history of the Western Study of Daoism. Day Two: Pre-Han Chinese Religion Ancestral Practice. Views of the Afterlife. Gods and Sacrifice. The Xian (Transcendent) Cult. Chu religion and other regional variants. Day Three: Celestial Master Daoism I An introduction to resources for the study of Celestial Master Daoism, both those interior to the religion and those originating from outside the religion. The Xiang’er commentary. Day Four: Celestial Master Daoism II Later sources for the study of the Celestial Masters: Santian neijie jing, the Chisongzi zhangli, and the Lu xiansheng daomen kelue. The emergence of the Ge Hong view of Zhang Daoling and the Zhaosheng koujue. Day Five: Southern Celestial Masters and the Shangqing Scriptures The scriptures of Yang Xi and the Zhen’gao. Day Six: Shangqing Scriptures II Shangqing meditation practices and their influence on later Daoism. Day Seven: The Lingbao Scriptures The relationship of the Daoist religion to Buddhism, Daoist ritual, and the language of salvation. Day Eight: The Lingbao Scriptures and the Daoism of the Tang The Tang dynasty was the first heyday of Daoist culture and was, arguably, the full formation of Daoism as it was later to develop. Day Nine: Daoism during the Northern and Southern Song New developments in ritual practice, pantheon, and Daoism’s relationship to the people took place in the Song. We will focus, in particular, on Shenxiao, Inner Alchemy, and the development of Thunder Rites. Day Ten: Concluding Thoughts Here I will present more on contemporary research into Daoism, including my own, and discuss the future of the religion.

讲师介绍: Stephen R. Bokenkamp is a Professor of Chinese in the School of International Letters and Cultures and the Religious Studies Department at the Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied with Professors Michel Strickmann and Edward H. Schafer. His area of specialization is Chinese religion and literature from the first through the tenth centuries. He is the author of Early Daoist Scriptures, Ancestors and Anxiety: Daoism and the Birth of Rebirth in China, and numerous other works on medieval Chinese religion and literature.