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The Uses Of Print In Early Quanzhen Daoist Texts

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This chapter explores the uses of print by the Quanzhen Daoists, a group that began in the third quarter of the twelfth century under the Jurchen Jin Dynasty and rapidly grew to be the largest Daoist school in north China over the next 150 years. It briefly traces the history of the early Quanzhen movement from its inception through the beginning of the fourteenth century. The chapter describes the compilation and printing of Xuandu baozang, focusing on the details of publishing such a large work in north China during the thirteenth century. It discusses some of the individual Quanzhen works whose prefaces and main texts yield information about how the Quanzhen masters, their followers, members of other religious Daoist establishments, and the literati in general considered the varied uses of printing, stone inscriptions, and temple murals to spread Quanzhen teachings.

Keywords: Jurchen Jin Dynasty; printing; Quanzhen Daoists; religious Daoist establishments; temple murals; Xuandu baozang



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