Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China by Robert Ford Campany
English | May 2009 | ISBN: 0824833333 | 321 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
By the middle of the third century B.C.E. in China there were individuals who sought to become transcendents (xian)–deathless, godlike beings endowed with supernormal powers. This quest for transcendence became a major form of religious expression and helped lay the foundation on which the first Daoist religion was built.