Discussions and Translations
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This collection of three essays and five translations on the Song Daoist saint and immortal Chen Tuan goes back to work done over about a decade, from 1978 to 1990. It began with the author's dissertation (Leben und Legende des Chen Tuan, 1981), which focused on questions of legend development and the problem of what immortality meant as a religious ideal in the Song dynasty, and contains various additional studies as well as relevant translations.