East Asia by the Book! Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago, Author Talk featuring David J. Mozina

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November 16, 2021
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Ancient History, East Asian History / Studies

Hear David J. Mozina talk about his book, "Knotting the Banner: Ritual and Relationship in Daoist Practice," TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at 5 PM US Central Time.


Weaving together ethnography, textual analysis, photography, and film, this lecture invites you into the flourishing yet fraught religious world of Daoist ritual masters amid the social and economic pressures of rural life in the post-Mao era. It reveals how these masters' livelihoods, which hinge on their liturgical ability to protect and heal bodies and spaces from demonic affliction, are a function of their personal relationships with fierce and fickle martial deities, and how those ritual claims are rooted in the great Daoist liturgical movements of the Song and Yuan dynasties (960–1368). This lecture will appeal to specialists of East Asian religions and to religionists and anthropologists interested in ritual.


This event is co-sponsored with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores.


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Contact Info: 

Hyeonjin Schubert

Center Administrator 

Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago

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