The Ming prince and Daoism: institutional patronage of an elite

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TitleThe Ming prince and Daoism: institutional patronage of an elite
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWang, R. G.
PublisherOxford University Press
Place PublishedNew York
ISBN Number0199767688, 9780199950607, 0199950601, 9780199767687
KeywordsBeliefs, History, Princes, Religion, Religion &amp, Religious life, Taoism and state
Abstract

By illuminating the role princes played in local religion during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Richard Wang demonstrates in in this book that the princedom served to mediate between official religious policy and the commoners' interests.