What Is Taoism? traces, in nontechnical language, the history of the development of this often baffling doctrine. Creel shows that there has not been one qTaoism, q but at least three, in some respects incompatible and often antagonistic. In eight closely related papers, Creel explicates the widely used concepts he originally introduced of qcontemplative Taoism, q qpurposive Taoism, q and qHsien Taoism.q He also discusses Shen Pu-hai, a political philosopher of the fourth century B.C.; the curious interplay between Confucianism, Taoism, and qLegalismq in the second century B.C.; and the role of the horse in Chinese history.... testing, and control of officials had direct and important influence upon the institution of civil service examinations in ... well- known students of hsing-ming. 53 One of them, Cha#39;ao Tsa#39;o fjjg, made the highest grade in the examination of 165 .
|Title||:||What Is Taoism?|
|Author||:||Herrlee Glessner Creel|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 1982-09-15|