Myth and Meaning in Early Taoism: The Theme of Chaos (hun-tun)

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University of California Press, 1988 - Religion - 422 pages
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Contents

ORDERING CHAOS COMPARATIVELY
1
PRELIMINARY MEANDERS
21
TEXTUAL ANALYSIS
47
THE ARTS OF MR HUNTUN
77
Emperor Huntun of the Center Initiation and Meaning
89
Two and Three Reciprocity and Kindness Bored for Seven
109
IN THE CHUANG TZU
113
COSMOGONY AND CONCEPTION IN THE HUAI
134
CONCLUDING SPIRALS
257
THE CONUNDRUM OF HUNTUN
275
Chaos and Continuity in Taoist Tradition Unity and Diversity
290
APPENDIXES
311
Country of Women and People Without Anuses Tales
323
NOTES
329
GLOSSARY OF CHINESE CHARACTERS
389
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
401

Gourd Masters Return Infancy Death and Rebirth
165
THE MYTHOLOGICAL
208

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About the author (1988)

Norman J. Girardot is University Distinguished Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Lehigh University. His previous books include "Myth and Meaning in Early Taoism "(California, 1983).

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