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Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits

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Title:Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits
Price:GBP£35.00 (about USD$43.80)
ISBN:9780712662154
Book ID:B009-EST00052
Quantity:1
Publisher:Rider, London, 1994
Edition:First U.K. Edition
Illustrator:Photo's
Binding:Paperback
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:N/A.
Rider, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A., First U.K. Edition, Illustrated By: Photo's

prefaced by list of Chinese Dynasties & republics & also line-drawn map of Sian area & Chungnan Mountains; b/w. photo's. throuout taken by Steven R. Johnson & the author; Throughout Chinese history, hermits have always been the most respected men and women of society. Living beyond the city walls, in the mountains, they followed the Buddhist/Taoist tradition of solitary contemplation. The last few decades. however, have seen immense political and social changes in the country. After the long years of revolution, war and oppression, could hermits still exist in the China of today? To find out, Bill Porter, a distinguished writer and translator, undertook an incredible and: at times, arduous journey amongst the Chungnan Mountains. Here, he discovered this ancient form of religious asceticism does indeed continue and was able to listen to the life histories and wisdom of its practitioners. The result is a fascinating blend of Eastern Philosophy, Chinese current affairs and superb photographs, as well as personal observations of these isolated people who can 'talk to heaven'; slight wear to corners;previous owner's name inside cover; otherwise a clean, tight copy; 221 pages plus additional notes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Photo's. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Oriental Philosophy; Buddhism/Taoism/Zen; Chungnan Mountains; China; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0712662154. ISBN/EAN: 9780712662154. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EST00052.
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