Chinese Poetry and Prophecy: The Written Oracle in East Asia

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Stanford University Press, 2005 - Social Science - 218 pages
Focusing on oracular texts, Chinese Poetry and Prophecy examines the role of divination in Chinese culture, particularly in religious practice. Drawing on a dazzling array of ancient and modern sources, the author establishes the oracular sequence of important but obscure works in his celebrated engaging style.

This is the second posthumous work of Michel Strickmann to be to be edited by Bernard Faure for publication by Stanford University Press.

 

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Contents

Ritual and Randomization
1
Termina Technica
30
A Clutch of Taoist Oracles
47
Divination in
76
Central Asia and the West
98
Notes
145
Bibliography
185
wdex
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The late Michel Strickmann was Professor of Chinese Religions at the University of California, Berkeley, and a world-renowned expert on Taoism and on Asian popular religion. Stanford University Press has also published his Chinese Magical Medicine (2002).

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