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Rebirth of a Lineage: The Hereditary Household of the Han Celestial Master and Celestial Masters Daoism at Dragon and Tiger Mountain

Abstract This dissertation is a study and translation of the Hereditary Household of the Han Celestial Master (Han tianshi shijia 漢天師世家), a hagiographical account of successive generations of the Zhang family patriarchs of Celestial Masters Daoism (Tianshi dao 天師道) at Dragon and Tiger Mountain (Longhu shan 龍虎山) in Jiangxi province that was compiled in stages between the late fourteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The Zhang family emerged in the late Tang or early Five dynasties period and rose to great prominence and power through the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties on the basis of the claim of direct and unbroken lineal descent from Zhang Daoling 張道陵 the ancestral Celestial Master whose covenant with the deified Laozi in 142 C.E. is a founding ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Amato, Paul Andrew (Author) / Bokenkamp, Stephen R (Advisor) / Chen, Huaiyu (Committee member) / Feldhaus, Anne (Committee member) / West, Stephen H (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religious history / Asian history / Asian studies / Celestial Masters / Chinese Religion / Daoism / Hagiography / Religious Lineages
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 558 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Religious Studies 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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