Abstract

Taken out of Chinese cultural context, Daoism is often associated with physical cultivation practices such as qigong or taijiquan rather than the traditional line-ages of Quanzhen or Zhengyi a hierarchically organized religion. The Daoist Society of Brazil, however, is an example of non-Chinese Daoist practice associated with the Zhengyi (Orthodox Unity) tradition. The society’s ordained Brazilian priests perform rituals before a largely non-Chinese lay congregation. The result is a cultural hybrid form of Daoist practice that provides insight into how Daoism is transforming through globalization.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1941-5524
Pages
pp. 93-114
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Open Access
No
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