In search of personal welfare : a view of ancient Chinese religion / Mu-chou Poo.

Pu, Muzhou [Browse]
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1998.
xiii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-319) and index.
  • Toward a History of the Everyday, Personal Religion of Ancient China
  • Religion and Extra-human Powers: Working Definitions
  • The Popular-Religion Paradigm in Earlier Research and Theory
  • Roots of a Religion of Personal Welfare
  • Prelude
  • The Religion of the Shang People
  • The Religion of the Chou People
  • Personal Welfare in the Context of Mantic Technique
  • Omens
  • Divination
  • Witchcraft and Exorcism
  • Ghosts and Spirits
  • Souls, Spirits, and the Abode of the Dead
  • Newly Discovered Daybooks and Everyday Religion
  • The Jih-shu or Daybooks
  • Elements of Religion in the Classic of Mountains and Seas
  • Jih-shu and Shan-hai-ching: Dealing with Domestic and Foreign Environments
  • Emperors, Courtiers, and the Development of Official Cults
  • The Establishment of the Official Cult of the Ch'in Empire
  • The Establishment of the Han Official Cult
  • Personal Factors and Official Religion
  • Reassessing Han Official Religion
  • Beliefs and Practices in Everyday Life of the Han Dynasty
  • Religious Activities Related to the Agricultural Cycle
  • Religious Activities Related to the Life Cycle
  • Religious Activities in Everyday Life
  • Local Cults
  • Omens and Portents
  • Immortality, Soul, and the Netherworld
  • The Conceptions of Immortality and Soul
  • Further Development of the Idea of the Netherworld
  • Social Change, the Development of Burial Styles, and the Idea of the Netherworld
  • Popular Religiosity and Its Critics
  • Literacy and the Commoners
  • Intellectuals as Critics of Popular Religion and Local Cults.
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