Chen Tuan: Discussions and Translations

This book contains three essays and five translations on the Song Daoist saint and immortal Chen Tuan. It is based on 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. Later she supplemented this work with materials on Chen Tuan as a physiognomist published in two articles and by editing a volume for Taoist Resources (1989). The collection includes all these and some additional materials.

Contents and Introduction

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