Religion and politics in the writings of Xu Xuan (917-92)
This study takes advantage of the window provided by Xu Xuan's works to consider representations of religion by a member of the elite in the tenth century. It attempts to return Xu's works to the context in which they were written to reveal how the attitudes Xu Xuan expressed about religion and religious practice were tied to a specific understanding of politics, geography and history. Xu Xuan presents a particularly valuable subject for study due to the volume of his surviving works, which...[Show more]
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