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  • Author:
    Norman Girardot,Kristofer Schipper
  • ISBN:
    0520082249
  • ISBN13:
    978-0520082243
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  • Publisher:
    University of California Press; First edition (March 19, 1994)
  • Pages:
    312 pages
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    Humanities
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Norman Girardot is chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at Lehigh University and author of Myth and Meaning in Early Taoism (California, 1983).

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Kristofer Schipper is currently Directeur d'Etudes at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris. An ordained Taoist priest and one of the world's leading authorities on Taoism, Schipper has published extensively on the subject in French, English, Chinese, and Japanese. Country of Publication.

Kristofer Schipper, Karen C. Duval, Norman Girardot. This is in large part because Western thought clings to the notion of the separation of matter and spirit, body and soul. Taoism refuses this dualism and considers the body's perfection as essential as the soul's redemption is to Christianity

Kristofer Marinus Schipper (23 October 1934, Järnskog, Eda Municipality), also known as Rik Schipper and by his Chinese name Shi Zhouren (Chinese: 施舟人), is a Dutch sinologist. Schipper grew up near Edam, Netherlands

Kristofer Marinus Schipper (23 October 1934, Järnskog, Eda Municipality), also known as Rik Schipper and by his Chinese name Shi Zhouren (Chinese: 施舟人), is a Dutch sinologist. Schipper grew up near Edam, Netherlands. He is an emeritus professor of Oriental studies at Leiden University, appointed there in 1993. Schipper is also appointed at the Sorbonne, religious studies, in Paris and is head of the École pratique des hautes études. He also teaches at Fuzhou University and Zhangzhou College

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Kristofer Schipper; Karen C Duval; Norman Girardot. Kristofer Schipper's elegant and lucid introduction to the traditions of Taoism and the masters who transmit them will reward all those interested in China and in religions.

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Agantrius
Takes time to read and study not suited for beginners just starting to explor this somewhat complex subject.
Zut
The book itself is delightful to read. It is well researched and, where references to popular rituals within China appear to differ from a pure Taoist tradition the writer points this out. I like that as I have a perception of what Taoist might mean so it is reassuring to have my opinion upheld.
The delivery and condition of the book was excellent.
Anne G.
Mr_KiLLaURa
Schipper is one of the few of European descent to ever become an ordained Taoist priest. This gives him a unique view on some of the history and practices of Taoism but there are some caveats to be noted.
The book provides a good contextual overview of many facets of the culture that gave rise to Taoism. Schipper makes a number of interesting points regarding the general culture and Taoist practices including the so-called 'bedroom manuals'. Also included are some good points about gender issues and Taoism as well as his take on some of the Taoist legends and past masters. There are short chapters outlining Qigong and the practice of cultivation which include some very good (although short) translations of some of the more famous Taoist canons. There is also a great overview of the whole cereal abstinence debate as well as some thoughts on Taoist external alchemy that I found quite interesting. There is a good (although too short, IMHO) overview on Taoist hermits and why the took to the mountains.
All of this is presented in quite a scholarly manner, more in line with a true reference book than many others available right now. This is both good and bad, in my opinion. That is, we should remember that "the Tao that is spoken of is not the true Tao". Schipper needs to be taken with a large 'grain of salt' since obviously his 'version' of the Tao is dependent on his master's lineage. There is a reason there are so many 'flavours' of Taoism and that has to do with the fact that, ultimately, cultivation is an extremely personal past time!
So there are many aspects that are missing and possibly misleading here. Bigu (or even fasting) is not really mentioned, probably because it is not part of his sect's way. His overview on 'bedroom manuals' is interesting but that is not to say it is the 'truth' - answering something like that is ultimately a personal journey and all the spoken and written material is ultimately just a finger pointing at the moon. The same goes for everything else in the book - just one man's opinion. If he is truly practising the Way and cultivating daily then I suspect he will need to rewrite this book every year (or few months).
Anyway, definitely worth reading and some good ideas. As always, your focus on practice will ultimately determine your path.