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his chapter discusses Daoist views on sexuality, health and immortality in relation to gender, mostly covering the Late Imperial period of Chinese history. The sources are Daoist practice manuals, which in large part are non-gender specific, and in small part directed specifically at women. In Daoism, references to the female principle (yin 陰) a…[Read more]
Armin Selbitschka deposited Sacrifice vs. Sustenance: Food as a Burial Good in Late Pre-Imperial and Early Imperial Chinese Tombs and Its Relation [to] Funerary Rites in the group Chinese Religions on Humanities Commons 8 months, 3 weeks ago
One of the medical manuscripts recovered from Tomb No. 3 at Mawangdui (dated 186 B.C.E.) states that, “When a person is born there are two things that need not to be learned: the first is to breathe and the second is to eat.” Of course it is true that all healthy newborn human beings possess the reflexes to breathe and eat. Yet, the imp…[Read more]