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Tales of the Dancing Dragon Stories of the Tao

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ISBN-10: 159030523X

ISBN-13: 9781590305232

Edition: 2007

Authors: Eva Wong

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These delightful folktales, stories, and legends are a traditional means of conveying the history and spiritual evolution of Taoism. Eva Wong heard them as a child growing up in Hong Kong from the local storytellers. The stories are by turns mysterious and intriguing, passionate and violent, and are peppered with colorful characters, including hermits, politicians, social activists, revolutionaries, scholars, scientists, and mystics.Arranged chronologically from prehistory through the Qing dynasty (which ended around 1912), these stories introduce us to the schools in the Taoist lineages, and capture the defeats and victories of Taoism, its periods of decadence and decay, and its renewal, maturation, and spiritual triumph. Wong puts these stories into context, and shows that Taoism is a dynamic spiritual tradition, constantly changingand being changed byhistory.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The Legendary Times
The Great Beginning
Fu Xi and the Precelestial Bagua
Shen Nong the Herbalist
King Wen's Hexagrams
Peng Zu and Emperor Zhou Mu
The Qin and Han Dynasties, and the Period of the Three Kingdoms
Xu Fu's Voyage to the Islands of Immortality
The Three Brothers of Mount Mao
The Huang Lao Teachings
The Way of Harmony and Peace
Zhang Jiao and the Yellow Turban Movement
Zhang Lu's Kingdom
The Wei, Jin, and Northern and Southern Dynasties
Kai Kang of the Bamboo Grove
Wang Xizhi the Calligrapher
Lady Wei Huacun and the Shangqing School of Taoism
Yang Xi and the Shangqing Scriptures
Ge Xuan and the Lingbao Classics of Taoism
Lu Xiujing's Compilation of the Taoist Scriptures
Guo Qianzhi's Reformation of Taoism
The Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties
Sun Xiyao the Medicine Sage
Cai Fu, Judge of the Living and the Dead
Xie Xiran and Sima Zhengzhen
Luo Gongyuan and Emperor Tang Xuanzong
Li Quan and the Old Woman
Yan Zhenxing's Calligraphy
Liu Xuanjing and Emperor Tang Jingzong
The Patriarchs of Southern Complete Reality Taoism
Emperor Song Gaozong's Dream
The Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties
Qui Changchun and Genghis Khan
The Compilation of the Taoist Canon
Lou Jinhuan and Emperor Yongzheng