Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (December 1, 1997)
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nice Perfection tells the tale of the Ba humans and of the Li kinfolk particularly. attractive the latest scholarship in Western, chinese language, and eastern languages (including archaeological and ethnic publications), the examine starts within the mists of prehistory, lines the early background of the Ba, chronicles the increase of the Daoist religion and their function in it, then units forth intimately a chronicle of the nation of serious Perfection. valuable to the paintings is a translation of all surviving old documents about the country, that have been conflated right here in an try to reconstruct the misplaced ebook of the Lis of Sichuan, a latest first-hand resource through the state's historian. because the first examine in any Western language dedicated to the Ba or to the good Perfection state, this quantity breaks new floor in chinese language ethnography and historical past. because the first book-length remedy of a Daoist millennial nation, it's a significant contribution to the background of early Daoism and an important addition to scholarship on apocalyptic proposal world wide.