Daoist Archeology

Advancing Daoism: 

Epigraphic and Archeological Materials as Sources for Daoist Lived Religion


Saturday, July 31, 9am EST (9pm HKT)

This multi-year project, funded by the Luce Foundation, aims at advancing the study of Daoism through the use of archaeological and epigraphic materials, including statues, stele inscriptions, cave shrines, temple inscriptions, and inscribed tomb epitaphs. We hope to introduce and use these understudied material sources to augment the canonical textual sources in understanding the social history of Daoism and to explore developments and changes in ritual practices that are often invisible in the written records. 


Gil Raz 李福 (Dartmouth College):   Introduction to Project 

            Stele-Statues and Texts: Two Examples

Bai Bin  白彬 (Sichuan University):    Survey of Sources 

Host:  Richard Wang 王崗 (University of Florida)

Register for the Zoom event:  https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdOihrTwjH9RfEJ9R8i6Xwrda5FNvkJTj

Open Q&A with the authors following the presentations. This event is free, open to the public, and will be recorded.  Click here for more information about the Global Daoist Studies Forum, and email gdsf@hawaii.edu to sign up for our mailing list.