Empowered writing: exorcistic and apotropaic rituals in medieval China

From tally to certificate of legitimation -- Fu-tallies and political authority -- The religious context -- Petition rituals -- Daoist bureaucracy and registers -- Daoist sacred scriptures -- The Buddhist context -- Whose influence? -- Epilogue: the end of Chinese magic

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Subtitles:Exorcistic and apotropaic rituals in medieval China
Main Author: Bumbacher, Stephan Peter 1953-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: St. Petersburg, FL Three Pines Press c2012
Further subjects:B Exorcism History China
B Chinese language Writing Religious aspects History
B Talismans History China
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Summary:From tally to certificate of legitimation -- Fu-tallies and political authority -- The religious context -- Petition rituals -- Daoist bureaucracy and registers -- Daoist sacred scriptures -- The Buddhist context -- Whose influence? -- Epilogue: the end of Chinese magic
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-205) and index
ISBN:193148323X