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Myth and meaning in early Taoism the theme of chaos (Hun-tun) by N. J. Girardot

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Taoism

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Edition Notes

StatementN.J. Girardot.
SeriesHermeneutics, studies in the history of religions, Hermeneutics, studies in the history of religions (1980- )
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1920 .G56 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 422 p. :
Number of Pages422
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3781858M
ISBN 100520043308
LC Control Number81021964

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