Divine Traces of the Daoist Sisterhood

This book presents unique materials on the lives and religious quests of Daoist women in medieval China. Based on Du Guangtingā€™s (850-933) extensive record of Daoist women’s biographies, covering the entire scope of medieval Chinese society and ranging from the 3rd to the 9th centuries, the book explores the social context, ideals, and specific techniques of their practice. It also relates the stories to overall Daoist themes and contemporaneous political events, carefully analyzing both the spiritual and lifestyle choices women made in ancient China. A well-crafted work and unique in its scholarly solidity and breadth of insights, Divine Traces is a classic in the field

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