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PREFACE Introduction PART I. THE EARLY SOURCES 1. Early Daoism in Retrospect: Cosmology, Ethics, and Eschatology Kwang-Ching Liu and Richard Shek 2. Ethics and Polity: The Heterodoxy of Buddhism, Maitreyanism, and the Early White Lotus Richard Shek 3. The Origins of Ming Buddhist Schism Whalen Wl Lai PART II. ASPECTS OF POPULAR RELIGION 4. Daoism and Orthodoxy: The Loyal and Filial Sect Richard Shek 5. Daoism and Local Cults: A Case Study of the Cult of Marshal Wen Paul R. Katz 6. Shamanism in the Eyes of Ming and Qing Elites " Donald S. Sutton PART III. ETERNAL MOTHER RELIGION 7. Eternal Mother Religion: Its History and Ethics Richard Shek and Tetsur5 Noguchi 8. Religion and Politics in the White Lotus Rebellion of 1796 in Hubei Kwang-Ching Liu PART IV. LATE QING PERSPECTIVES 9. The Triads and Their Ideology Up to the Early Nineteenth Century: A Brief History Wen-hsiung Hsu 10. The Heaven and Earth Society in the Nineteenth Century: An Interpretation David Faure 11. The Taipings in Chinese Sectarian Perspective P Richard Bohr 12. Popular and Elite Heterodoxy Toward the End of the Qing Don C. Price AFTERWORD: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY PERSPECTIVE APPENDIX: A NOTE ON THE USAGE OF THE CHINESE TERMS FOR HETERODOXY GLOSSARY CONTRIBUTORS INDEXLibrary of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: China Religion History, Heresy