The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture


"A fascinating story of the origins and development of the Wutong cult and the demonic in Chinese religion. From the Shang Dynasty down to late imperial times, Von Glahn lays before us an engaging wealth of knowledge and never-before presented data."--Stephen R. Bokenkamp, Indiana University, author of "Early Daoist Scriptures

"No other writer has explored the place of the sinister in Chinese religion in such a thoughtful and nuanced way. An excellent, gracefully written study covering major themes of the Song through Ming periods."--Patricia Ebrey, author of "The Inner Quarters: Marriage and the Lives of Chinese Women in the Sung Period

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Richard Von Glahn
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2004


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