The Empress and the Heavenly Masters: A Study of the ""Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang"" (1493)

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This book uncovers the history of imperial ordinations through a detailed examination of the Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang (1493), an important Ming Dynasty Daoist artifact-its transcriptions and meticulously-painted images of celestial beings, as well as the influences of the Daoist leaders known as the Zhengyi Heavenly Masters.

The Empress and the Heavenly Masters: A Study of the ""Ordination Scroll of Empress Zhang"" (1493) 2016, The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong

ISBN-13: 9789629966539

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