Sanctity and self inflicted violence in chinese religions 1500 1700 jimmy yu offers a new perspective on extreme bodily practices in china challenges existing scholarship on asceticism and religious violence. Self inflicted violence in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was a constituent and sanctioned aspect of the chinese cultural life as a category self inflicted violence allows us to see scholarly biases that tend to marginalize certain phenomena in chinese culture while highlighting others this book brings to light other larger and more systemic preconceived ideas that attend analytic . Review of jimmy yu sanctity and self inflicted violence in chinese religions 1500 1700 oxford university press 2012 journal of religion university of chicago 542 2014 forthcoming. Shareable link use the link below to share a full text version of this article with your friends and colleagues learn more. Sanctity and self inflicted violence in chinese religions 1500 1700 by jimmy yu new york oxford university press 2012 xiv 272 pages isbn 978 0 19 984490 paperback 2995
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