A Study on "Luzu Quanshu" (The Complete Works of Patriarch Lu Dongbin): Liu Tishu's Compilations of "Luzu Quanshu" and its Influences towards the Faith Features of the Daoist Altars of Patriarch Lu in Qing Dynasty

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TitleA Study on "Luzu Quanshu" (The Complete Works of Patriarch Lu Dongbin): Liu Tishu's Compilations of "Luzu Quanshu" and its Influences towards the Faith Features of the Daoist Altars of Patriarch Lu in Qing Dynasty
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLi, K. C. G.
Corporate AuthorsLai, Chi-tim
Academic DepartmentProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Page229
Date Published2012
PublisherThe Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Place PublishedAnn Arbor
ISBN Number9781267985262
Keywords0318:Religion, 0320:Religious history, 0332:History, Altars, China, Daoism, History, Hubei, Lu, Dongbin, Luzu Quanshu, Philosophy, religion and theology, Qing dynasty, Religion, Religious history, SOCIAL sciences
Abstract

The focus of this research was placed on the compilation of Lüzu quanshu (The Complete Works of Patriarch Lü Dongbin ), which works completed by Liu Tishu with 32 scrolls in the 9th year of Qianlong Reign (1744). In the thesis, the earlier texts related to the immortal Lü Dongbin will be examined, as by the past researches revealed that the later texts of Patriarch Lu inside the Daoist Canons and spread among the cults, which in its main lines was a product of spirit- writing practices, were reconstituted and reconstructed by those earlier works during Sung to Ming. I pose the following questions in the thesis: How did the cults of Patriarch Lü change over time? Who contributed to the transmission and the transformation? In what ways did the different cults of Patriarch Lü coexist and interact? The compilation of Lüzu quanshu completed by Liu Tishu in the 9th year of Qianlong Reign, is an important collection of texts of Patriarch Lü. After the compilation of Liu Tishu, there were several groups of people, represents different cults of Patriarch Lü, to begin with their own compilation based on their needs. Such as the 64 scrolls reprint version of Lüzu quanshu by Shao Zhilin in 40th year of Qianlong Reign, the compilation of Quanshu Zhengzong and later the Daozang jiyao of a scholar- official, Jiang Yupu in Jiaqing Reign, and the works of a daoist priest of Quanzhen Longmen school, Min Yide and his Gu Shuyinlou cangshu. Those different works of compilation of the texts of Patriarch Lü, revealed their faith features of their cults. The study draws its sources in different materials, including earlier and later texts related to Patriarch Lü, the notes materials from Sung to Ming, hagiographical accounts in the Daoist Canon, various local gazetteers and historical maps, and those steles and inscriptions reveals the practices and activities of the cults of Patriarch Lü in Qing Dynasty. Detailed descriptions of the history of the texts and hagiographies of Patriarch Lü are meant to help the exploration of the transmission history and their transformation of the cults. In the account of different compilation of the texts of Patriarch Lü, an examination toward the cults Patriarch Lü in Qing Dynasty can be launched, the study focused attention on the importance of the participants which came from many different social groups of late imperial China, including scholar- officials, local elites, Daoist priests, trades people, and artisans, especially those that influenced the growth of their cults represented by the compilation. The research on the cults of Patriarch Lü is complicated, as there is a much larger body of texts, produced by variety of authors who representing a wide range of social backgrounds. The main goal of this thesis is to explore the faith features of the cults of Patriarch Lü, by the continues influences of the texts, hagiographies of Patriarch Lü, and his teaching of practices, which the author attempted to clarify the importance of the compilation of Lüzu quanshu in the historical development.

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