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Unformatted text preview: local earth god or tudi gong o in the local earth god shrine or she o . III. “Dark Learning” (or “Learning of the Mysterious”) and the Seven Sages of the 1 Bamboo Grove (SCT 377-391) Significance of the term xuan o (“dark,” “mysterious”) A utopian rebellion against ceremony and other schemes of locative order Xi Kang (223-262 C.E.): “A gentleman is so called because he is not fixed in his mind as to what is right and wrong, but acts without violating the Way.” He is without attachments or desire, yet in tune with the rhythms of the natural and social worlds, hence able to respond to them effectively. 2...
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- Spring '08
- Qing Dynasty, Chinese folk religion, Bamboo Grove, religious institution