The Routledge Studies in Taoism series publishes books of high scholarly standards. The series includes monographic studies, surveys and annotated translations of primary sources and technical reference works with a wide scope. Occasionally, translations of books first published in other languages might also be considered for inclusion in the series.
Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644)
The Emergence of Daoism Creation of Tradition
By Vincent Goossaert, Xun Liu
January 09, 2023
This book questions whether temples and Daoism are two independent aspects of modern Chinese religion or if they are indissolubly linked. It presents a useful analysis as to how modern history has changed the structure and organization of religious and social life in China, and the role that Daoism...
By Jeffrey L. Richey
June 28, 2018
Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, ...
By Shin-Yi Chao
May 18, 2017
Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional ...
By Gil Raz
September 11, 2014
At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the ...
By Benjamin Penny
October 15, 2010
Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field, Daoism in History presents...