CRT 67-71 Reading Notes

CRT 67-71 Reading Notes - Assignment 2 CRT 67-71 - First...

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Assignment 2 CRT 67-71 - First sixty years of Han dynasty dominated by Huang-Lao o Syncretic form of Daoism named after the mythic Yellow Emperor Huangdi and Laozi o The Huainanzi was a text that encompassed this school of thought; it was presented to emperor Wudi in 139 BC by his uncle Liu An (who was the king of Huainan and the man who sponsored and edited the Huainanzi) Includes daoist cosmology and the theory of governing by wuwei , as found in the Laozi, with techniques of spiritual cultivation such as those found in Zhuangzi and another early syncretic text, the Guanzi. Rulers can become sages by ruling in accordance with the Dao Han emperor Wudi decides against huang-lao but it continues to shape Daoist political movements and thought - During the later Han Dynasty, especially during its decline in the second century CE there were movements predicting that Laozi would return to reign over an era of “Great Peace” ( Taiping ) o Laozi goes from sage to deity – a divine representation of the cosmic Dao
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