New Reference Book: The Encyclopedia of Taoism

By - Library Web Services / Archives Assistant May 26th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

The Encyclopedia of Taoism edited by Fabrizio Pregadio, Routledge, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 299.51 P91T

This 2-volume set describes the history, traditions and principles of Taoism. The encyclopedia is divided into 5 main thematic sections:

  1. Overview – including entries related to: Scriptures and Texts, Deities and Spirits, Sacred Sites
  2. The Taoist Universe – including entries related to: Doctrinal Notions, Transcendence and Immortality, Mountains and Mountain Monographs
  3. History- including entries related to: Pre-Han and Han Background, Shangqing, Contemporary Taoism
  4. Forms of Religious Practice and Experience – including entries related to: Meditation, Alchemy, Ritual
  5. Taoism and Chinese Buddhism– including entries related to: Persons, Texts

Two additional, shorter, sections are included at the end of volume two: Miscellaneous Terms Related to Religious Ideas and Practices and Associations.

Helpful for: Chinese Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Humanities

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