Visions of Happiness: Daoist Utopias and Grotto Paradises in Early and Medieval Chinese Tales (Essay) By Utopian Studies. Normally, this book will cost you $5.99, Here you can download thousands of books in PDF file format for free without needing the extra spent money. Click the download button above or alternative link below to download thousands of books in PDF file format.
Abstract This study traces the respective evolutions of two separate motifs--Daoist utopia and grotto heavens (dongtian)--in early and medieval Chinese literature, and discusses the significance of their convergence in the influential literary classic "Peach Blossom Spring" ("Taohuayuanji") by Tao Qian (aka Tao Yuanming, 365-427). "l-he purposes of this article are twofold: first, to enhance our understanding of the ideological and textual connections between "Peach Blossom Spring" and Confucianism and Daoism; second, to offer new insights into the unique characteristics of Chinese utopianism, where political vision and mythical imagination frequently were intertwined.