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Empowered Writing. Exorcistic and Apotropaic Rituals in Medieval China

Bumbacher, Stephan Peter. (2012) Empowered Writing. Exorcistic and Apotropaic Rituals in Medieval China. St. Petersburg, FL.

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Abstract

'Empowered Writing' explores the inherent powers of Chinese talismans, petitions, registers, and holy scriptures, presenting a systematic study of their exorcistic and apotropaic properties. Using a vast arsenal of original sources, the book traces the unfolding and transformation of empowered writing from the Warring States period through the Six Dynasties, closely examining the different kinds of writing, their uses, and interpretation as well as relating uniquely Daoist features to imperial and Buddhist usages.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft
01 Faculty of Theology > Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft > Doppelprofessur Religionswissenschaft (Mohn)
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Religionswissenschaft > Doppelprofessur Religionswissenschaft (Mohn)
UniBasel Contributors:Bumbacher, Stephan Peter
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Authored Book
Publisher:Three Pines Press
ISBN:978-1-931483-23-0
Number of Pages:221
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Authored book
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