Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China
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304pp. May 1996
Unruly Gods: Divinity and Society in China
Editor: Shahar, Meir; Weller, Robert P.;
The first study in English to offer a systematic introduction to the Chinese pantheon of divinities. It challenges received wisdom about Chinese popular religion, which, until now, presented all Chinese deities as mere functionaries and bureaucrats. The e
"An excellent collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the study of the history of Chinese popular religion today." --China Quarterly
Editor: Shahar, Meir; Weller, Robert P.;
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Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Gods and Society in China

Meir Shahar and Robert P. Weller

2. Personal Relations and Bureaucratic Hierarchy in Chinese
Religion: Evidence from the Song Dynasty

Robert Hymes

3. Enlightened Alchemist or Im




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