What Is Taoism?

What Is Taoism?

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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


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