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The Confessional Writing in Early Daoism: A Survey of Medieval Daoist Petition and Declaration Documents

Abstract Since Ruth Benedict introduced the dual concepts of “shame culture” and “guilt culture,” far Eastern Asian societies have placed more emphasis on such “shame culture.” However, Wolfram Eberhard has indicated that Ruth’s dualism may be questionable, and he has pointed out that there are several documents composed by non-Confucian elites that are available to study. Furthermore, Paul Ricoeur claims that language, especially that in confession, is the best source to study to understand guilt and shame cultures. Thus, I would like to study confessional writings in early Daoism. These so-called confessional writings include the Personal Writs to the Three Officials, the zhang-petition in the Celestial Master tradition, and the ci-declaration in ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Yuan, Ningjie (Author) / Bokenkamp, Stephen (Advisor) / Oh, Young (Committee member) / Chen, Huaiyu (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religion
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 70 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis East Asian Languages and Civilizations 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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