September 2020

03
Sep
2020

Sima Chengzhen 司馬承禎 and his Daoist sacred geography in the Tang dynasty

ANU China Seminar Series

In the late 720s and early 730s, the Tang emperor Xuanzong玄宗 (r.712-756) ordered the establishment of shrines on the Five Sacred Mountains for the Perfected Lord 五嶽真君祠. This was an immediate response to a memorial on mountain deities, which the Daoist priest Sima Chengzhen 司馬承禎 (647-735) had submitted in 725.

Sima Chengzhe and his Daoist sacred geography in the Tang dynasty
24
Sep
2020

The Cultural World of the Bannerman

Seminar

“The Eight Banners take qishe 騎射 (horse riding and archery) as their root.

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