Fabrizio Pregadio - The Encyclopedia of Taoism

Fabrizio Pregadio - The Encyclopedia of Taoism

2007 | ISBN: 0700712003 | English | 1591 Pages | PDF | 306 MB

The Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. Taoist studies have progressed beyond any expectation in recent years. Researchers in a number of languages have investigated topics virtually unknown only a few years previously, while others have surveyed for the first time textual, doctrinal and ritual corpora. The Encyclopedia presents the full gamut of this new research.

The work contains approximately 1,750 entries, which fall into the following broad categories: surveys of general topics; schools and traditions; persons; texts; terms; deities; immortals; temples and other sacred sites. Terms are given in their original characters, transliterated and translated. Entries are thoroughly cross-referenced and, in addition, 'see also' listings are given at the foot of many entries. Attached to each entry are references taking the reader to a master bibliography at the end of the work. There is chronology of Taoism and the whole is thoroughly indexed.

There is no reference work comparable to the Encyclopedia of Taoism in scope and focus. Authored by an international body of experts, the Encyclopedia will be an essential addition to libraries serving students and scholars in the fields of religious studies, philosophy and religion, and Asian history and culture.

Table of Contents

Volume I:
Foreword, by T.H. Barrett, vii
Contributors, xi
Introduction, xiii
Conventions, Format of the Entries, Abbreviations and Symbols, xxi
Synoptic Table of Contents, xxv
List of Illustrations, xliii
List of Tables, xlvii
Taoism: An Overview, 1
List of entries, 3
Entries, 5
Entries A through L, 197

Volume II:
Entries M through Z, 729
Appendix: Reference Works for the Study of Taoism, 1311
Bibliographies, 1333
Sources in the Daozang (Taoist Canon), 1335
Abbreviations of Serials, 1361
Studies, 1362
Periodization of Chinese History, 1465
Pinyin to Wade-Giles Conversion Table, 1473
Wade-Giles to Pinyin Conversion Table, 1477
Index, 1481

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