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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:Pilgrims and Sacred Sites in China
Editor(s):Naquin, Susan; Yu, Chun-fang
Religion(s):Taoism
Publisher Name:University of California Press
Place of Publication:Berkeley, Calif.
Date of Publication:1992
Annotation:This volume is the result of a 1989 conference addressing the problems in the study of pilgrimage and sacred sites in Chinese scholarship, methodology, and unsuitable Western categories. A background on Chinese religion is included in a comprehensive introductory chapter on scholarly literature that has, to date, examined typological schemes, social analyses, individual motivations, and the psychological aspects of Chinese pilgrimage. This chapter concludes with a helpful list of areas and questions in need of further study. Specific topics include pilgrimage circuits, visions of the deity, performance of penance, cures for ailments, travel, and sacred sites, many of which have been claimed and disputed as simultaneously Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian.
   
 
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