Since the Chinese have, historically, always looked up to and encouraged their hermits, Bill Porter wondered whether these people still existed in China today. Roaming the landscape of the Chungnan Mountains, he discovered that they do indeed still flourish, and have extraordinary stories to tell. Porter weaves a background to these characters, describing the Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist traditions and myths supporting them, as well as what actually happened to hermits in more recent Chinese history, including the Cultural Revolution.
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Descripción Rider & Co, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Highlighting/Underlining/Notes etc. Some shelf wear. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000985243
Descripción Rider & Co. Estado de conservación: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería WAL-C-1h-000270
Descripción Estado de conservación: bad. 440 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería M00712662154-B
Descripción Rider and Co, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001725749
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001916699
Descripción Rider, London, 1994. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. A clean, unmarked copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 002821
Descripción Rider & Co, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Nº de ref. de la librería GD-247-45-0527700
Descripción Rider, London, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Photo's Ilustrador. First U.K. Edition. prefaced by list of Chinese Dynasties & republics & also line-drawn map of Sian area & Chungnan Mountains; b/w. photo's. throuout taken by Steven R. Johnson & the author; Throughout Chinese history, hermits have always been the most respected men and women of society. Living beyond the city walls, in the mountains, they followed the Buddhist/Taoist tradition of solitary contemplation. The last few decades. however, have seen immense political and social changes in the country. After the long years of revolution, war and oppression, could hermits still exist in the China of today? To find out, Bill Porter, a distinguished writer and translator, undertook an incredible and: at times, arduous journey amongst the Chungnan Mountains. Here, he discovered this ancient form of religious asceticism does indeed continue and was able to listen to the life histories and wisdom of its practitioners. The result is a fascinating blend of Eastern Philosophy, Chinese current affairs and superb photographs, as well as personal observations of these isolated people who can 'talk to heaven'; slight wear to corners;previous owner's name inside cover; otherwise a clean, tight copy; 221 pages plus additional notes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Photo's. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Oriental Philosophy; Buddhism/Taoism/Zen; Chungnan Mountains; China; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0712662154. ISBN/EAN: 9780712662154. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EST00052. Nº de ref. de la librería EST00052
Descripción Rider & Co, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: As New. Like new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería XX-247-45-0527700