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6 edition of Women in Daoism found in the catalog.

Women in Daoism

by Catherine Despeux

  • 35 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by University of Hawaii Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women"s studies,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Religion,
  • China,
  • Taoism,
  • Religion / Taoism,
  • Eastern - Taoism,
  • Asia - China,
  • Taoist,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Taoist women

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8803352M
    ISBN 101931483019
    ISBN 109781931483018

    This book is part of the Handbook of Oriental Studies (Section 4, China), issued by Brill Academic Publishers. It was first conceived in , when the publisher approached me with the suggestion of compiling a volume on Daoism. Derek, what is the Tao perspective on women? Answer: Authentic teachings of the Tao emphasize the appropriate recognition and reverence for the sacred feminine. In the Tao Te Ching, the word “mother” appears seven times (in chapters 1, 20, 25, 52, and 59), while the word “father” appears not at all.

    Women in Daoism by Catherine Despeux and Livia Kohn (Review) Robin R. Wang Loyola Marymount University, [email protected] This Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by the Philosophy at Digital Commons @ Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School. Start studying Daoism. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

    Dec 03,  · Are you sure you want to remove Women in Daoism from your list? There's no description for this book yet. Can you add one? Subjects. History, Taoism, Taoist women. 2 editions First published in Add another? Edition Read Locate Buy; 0. Women in Daoism May 1, . Jul 15,  · The core of Daoism is in learning and practicing “The Way” (Dao) which is the ultimate truth to the universe. Also known as Taoism, Daoism traces its roots to the 6th century BCE Chinese philosopher Laozi, who wrote the iconic book Dao De Jing on the tenets of the Dao. Laozi’s successor, Zhuangzi, further developed Daoist principles.


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Jun 30,  · Despeux and Kohn give an important survey of Daoism as it's been practiced and developed by women. They show us a tradition where at least some women played every sort of leadership role--as teachers, priests, abbots, founders of lineages, Women in Daoism book masters, holy mothers, or shamanic vassilyk.com by: The roles of women in Taoism (/ ˈ d aʊ ɪ z əm /, / ˈ t aʊ-/) (also spelled "Daoism" / ˈ d aʊ-/) have differed from the traditional patriarchy over women in ancient and imperial vassilyk.come women had special importance in some Taoist schools that recognized their transcendental abilities to communicate with deities, who frequently granted women with revealed texts and scriptures.

Women in Daoism was not on the list of "recommended readings" for my course, but another book on Daoism by Livia Kohn was.

She seems to be one of the leading scholars in the field having published what looks like 20 books on the subject/5. This book has no rival.

It should instantly become a standardSuzanne Cahill, University of California, San Diego. There are no truly rival publications. None has either the scope or the quality of the present book. This is the only solid, up-to-date, booklength presentation of women and the feminine in Daoism.

Daoism puts an emphasis on nature and the feminine qualities of nature. Seeing as how women create life and Daoism is” that which creativity flows from,” women hold the up most respect. As a matter of fact, Dao means “Great Mother.

” Unlike in Confucianism, the role of women being passive and flexible comes natural and unforced. Since the introduction of the Pinyin system for romanizing Mandarin Chinese, there have been those who have felt that "Taoism" would be more appropriately spelled as "Daoism". The Mandarin Chinese pronunciation for the word 道 ("way, path") is spelled as tao 4 in the older Wade–Giles romanization system (from which the spelling 'Taoism' is derived), while it is spelled as dào in the newer Hangul: {{linkhello my friend wants to slap me, text|도|교}}.

The best books on Taoism: both fiction and non-fiction. Preference is given to the philosophical tradition, but feel free to add mystical and religious books as well. I am also including Soto Zen as it has a lot of parallels with Taoism.

Jan 18,  · Their impressive effort succeeds in transforming what would otherwise be a merely conceptual investigation into a rich narrative disclosing the vivid world of women in Daoism that allows readers to envision what it would be like to seek genuine harmony with the universe.

The book is divided into three parts and ten vassilyk.com: Robin Wang. The Paradox of Being: Truth, Identity, and Images in Daoism (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series).

It unfolds as a series of lessons, each including a specific practice for cultivating jing (creative energy), qi (life-force energy) and Shen (spiritual energy). This book is appropriate for beginners to Inner Alchemy/Taoist Yoga practice, as well as for more advanced practitioners.

A positive attitude toward women, or feminine qualities, has been characteristic of Taoism from the beginning. The first chapter of the Taode jing and several other chapters refer to Tao as "the.

"'Women in Daoism' outlines the status and roles of women in the Daoist tradition from its inception to the present day. It describes the historical development and role of Daoist women in Chinese society, focusing on the different ideals women stood for as much as on the religious practices they cultivated.".

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Read an excerpt of this book. Quickview. Taoism: An Essential Guide. by Eva Wong. Paperback $ $ Current price is $, Original price is $ Jan 01,  · Review a Brill Book; Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives; FAQ; Search. Close Search. Advanced Search Help Women in Daoism in Daoism Women in Daoism.

Ritual Movements, Deity Cults and the Transformation of Daoism in Song and Yuan Times. Inner Alchemy (Neidan) Talismans and vassilyk.com by: The Book of Balance and Harmony, by Li Tao-ch'un ; Dean, Kenneth, Taoist Ritual and Popular Cults of Southeast China; De Meyer, Jan, Wu Yun's Way: Life and Works of an Eighth-Century Daoist Master.

Leiden: Brill, Despeux, Catherine and Livia Kohn, Women in Daoism. Sep 30,  · Women in Daoism focuses on the position and activities of women in the Daoist tradition from its inception to the present day. It describes how the role of Daoist women in Chinese society developed throughout history, focusing on the different ideals women stood for as much as on the religious practices they cultivated.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Along this line, Reed notes that one of the reasons women play such a prominent role in religious Taoism is that both women and religious Taoists were together at the bottom of the social hierarchy (below Confucians, Buddhists and the more contemplative, philosophical,”elite” Taoists; since the Confucian viewpoint dominated the writing of.

Daoism, indigenous religio-philosophical tradition that has shaped Chinese life for more than 2, years. In the broadest sense, a Daoist attitude toward life can be seen in the accepting and yielding, an attitude that offsets and complements the moral and duty-conscious character ascribed to Confucianism.

Taoist women can be very reserved and restricted because of their gender stereotype. There have been very few female Taoists who have risen to prominence.

This is due to the way Taoist women are expected to behave. The result is the loss of a great female contribution to Taoism. Jun 01,  · That is to say, cosmologically Daoism sees women as expressions of the pure cosmic force of yin, necessary for the working of the universe, equal and for some schools even superior to yang.

Daoism also links the Dao itself, the force of creation at the foundation of the cosmos, to the female and describes it as the mother of all beings/5(6).Jan 01,  · Thirty major scholars in the field wrote this new, authoritative guide to the main features and development of Daoism.

The chapters are devoted to either specific periods, or topics such as Women in Daoism, Daoism in Korea and Daoist Ritual Music. Each chapter rigidly deals with a fixed set of aspects, such as history, texts, worldview and practices.Dec 08,  · What is Taoism (or Daoism)? Taoism over a cup of Tea with Master Gu in the heart of China.

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