Document Type

Book Review

Journal or Conference Title

Frontiers of History in China

ISSN

1673-3401

Volume

6

Issue

3

First Page

471

Last Page

473

Publication Date

9-2011

Department

Religion and Philosophy

Abstract

Article Excerpt:

Situated in Republican-era Shanghai, already a great metropolitan city, Daoist Modern leads the readers through a Daoist inner-alchemy revivalist (no pun intended) movement that actively participated in China’s transformation from its imperial past toward modernization. Xun Liu’s book traces the way in which Chen Yingning (1880–1969) and his followers infused both intellectual discourse and the cultivation of immortality with issues pertinent to their own identity as Chinese urban elites: Nationalism and the roles of elite Daoist practitioners in a time of crisis; gender equality and women’s rights; and changing modes of information dissemination.

Rights

Copyright © Brill Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Wu, Emily. (2011). Daoist Modern: Innovation, lay practice, and the community of inner alchemy in RepublicanShanghai. Frontiers of History in China, 6(3). 471-473.

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