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By Eli Alberts

ISBN-10: 1934043141

ISBN-13: 9781934043141

The time period Yao refers to a non-sinitic talking, southern "Chinese" those who originated in crucial China, south of the Yangzi River. regardless of categorization through chinese language and Western students of Yao as an ethnic minority with a primitive tradition, it's now well-known that not just are sure lines of non secular Daoism well-liked in Yao ritual traditions, however the Yao tradition additionally stocks many components with pre-modern legitimate and mainstream chinese language tradition. This booklet is the 1st to provide a history-part cultural, half political, and half religious-of contacts among the chinese language nation and autochthonous peoples (identified because the eleventh century as Yao humans) in what's now South China. It vividly information the impact of Daoism at the wealthy historical past and tradition of the Yao humans. The booklet additionally comprises an exam of the explicit terminology, narratives, and emblems (Daoist/ imperial) that characterize and mediate those contacts. "This is a vital piece of labor on a bit studied, yet very attention-grabbing topic, particularly, Taoism one of the non-Sinitic peoples of South China and adjacent areas." - Professor Victor Mair, college of Pennsylvania "This remarkable learn by means of Eli Alberts has now cleared away a lot of the cloud that has been brought on by past, generally impressionistic scholarship at the "Dao of the Yao". - Professor Barend J.ter Haar, Leiden University

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