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Coping with the Future

Theories and Practices of Divination in East Asia

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Coping with the Future: Theories and Practices of Divination in East Asia offers insights into various techniques of divination, their evolution, and their assessment. The contributions cover the period from the earliest documents on East Asian mantic arts to their appearance in the present time. The volume reflects the pervasive manifestations of divination in literature, religious and political life, and their relevance for society and individuals. Special emphasis is placed on cross-cultural influences and attempts to find theoretical foundations for divinatory practices. This edited volume is an initiative to study the phenomena of divination across East Asian cultures and beyond. It is also one of the first attempts to theorize divinatory practices through East Asian traditions.

Author Biography

Michael Lackner, Dr. phil. (1983), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, is Professor of Sinology at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg. He has published monographs and many articles on China and co-edited Mapping meanings. The Field of New Learning in Late Qing China (Brill, 2004).
Release date NZ
December 7th, 2017
Contributor
Volume editor Michael Lackner
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Imprint
Brill
Pages
586
ISBN-13
9789004346536
Product ID
26881478

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