Lord of the Three in One: The Spread of a Cult in Southeast China

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Lin Zhao'en (1517-1598) set out to popularize Confucianism by combining Confucian studies with Daoist inner alchemical techniques and Buddhist Chan philosophy into something he called the Three in One Teachings. Despite periods of clandestine activity since its inception, the Three in One cult has undergone a remarkable revival in post-Mao China: Today Lin is worshipped throughout Southeast China and Southeast Asia as Lord of the Three in One in over a thousand temples by tens of thousands of cult initiates. Dean explores ...

Lord of the Three in One: The Spread of a Cult in Southeast China 1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691028811

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