This thesis explores the Taoist underworld during the Han and Six Dynasties period, focusing on postmortem punishment without comparing it to Western concepts.
King of the Underworld RJ Kane PDF in English
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- Taoism has always valued the underworld, a place associated with spirits and the afterlife.
- It was connected to practices like exorcisms and honoring ancestors in China.
- The underworld was where the deceased resided, separate from the living, and Taoism embraced these ideas.
- With the arrival of Buddhism, the Chinese and Taoist underworld changed to include postmortem punishment.
- This thesis examines the Taoist underworld during the Han and Six Dynasties period, with a focus on postmortem punishment rather than Western comparisons like “Hades” or “Hell”.