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Monday March 24, 2008 Chinese 155 Daoism: Philosophical and Religious - Daoism, “The Way” o Used by all schools of philosophy and all religions o A distinction is often made between “religious” Daoism and “philosophical” Daoism o Philosophical Daoism begins in pre-imperial times o Religious Daoism can also be seen in pre-imperial times o Religious Daoism becomes organized in Han times - Daoism: 4 streams come together 350-250 BC. Each certainly had a long prior period of development 1. Philosophical Daoism: the principal Daoist philosophers 2. Hygiene, or Daoist “yoga”: breathing exercises, physical cultivation, dietary practices, etc.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Five elements, and yin-yang 4. Immortality: Queen Mother of the West, Isles of the Blest-All four streams were important as Daoism developed during the Han-Philosophical Daoism 1. Lao Zi a. Author supposed to have lived 6 th century BC b. Text put together during the 3 rd century c. Text: The Lao Zi or Daode jing 2. Lie Zi, Leih Tzu a. Author supposed to have lived 5 th-4 th centuries BC b. Text put together during the 3 rd century AD 3. Zhuang Zi, Chuang, Tzu a. Author lived 4 th century BC (traditional dates 369-286 AD) b. Text put together 3 rd-2 nd centuries BC, though some parts from earlier...
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