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By Thomas Cleary

This is an creation to the mystical and mystical realm of Taoism via biographical and old sketches of Taoist adepts over thousand years. This panoramic view of the numerous faces of Taoism and its intimate reference to chinese language tradition and society contains interesting bills of the Taoist mystery societies that conducted mystical workouts and robust consciousness-altering thoughts, together with sensory deprivation, incantation, visualization, and concentration.

This choice of sketches, compiled by means of Zhang Tianyu, a Taoist priest within the fourteenth century, and translated by means of popular translator Thomas Cleary, portrays multiple hundred striking contributors from the 11th century B.C.E. to the 13th century C.E. It introduces us to a wide and engaging variety of personalities together with philosophers and students, magicians and mediums, alchemists and physicians, seers and soothsayers, and artists and poets, between many others.

Cleary’s specialist translation and informative footnotes make this assortment a full of life and available learn.

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6 India agreed to the name "Tibet region of China," thereby recognising it for the first time as an integral part of the People's Republic. , 7th Session, p. 301. Dec. 14, 1952. Ross and Bedi, The Diplomacy qf India, p. 134. , op. , p. 99; The Hindu, Madras, Dec. 8 and 28, 1950. Panikkar, K. , op. , p. 175. Pressnote ofSeptember 15, 1952. See Mehra, P. , op. , p. 15. Eastern Economist, New Delhi, May 7, 1954, p. 741. SINO-INDIAN RELATIONS PRIOR TO 1954 37 and the resthouses against payment. The Chinese would be entitled to open trade agencies at New Delhi, Calcutta and Kalimpong in return for Indian agencies at Gyantse, Yatung and Gartok.

As the Chinese declined to accept this arrangement which went clearly against their claim of suzerainty in the field from which this concept was to derive most ofits meaning, their mission in Lhasa became virtually isolated. Expression was given to the actua1 situation in an informal memorandum from Foreign Secretary Eden which stated that since 1911 Tibet had enjoyed de facto independence and opposed Chinese attempts to reassert control. Once again it was repeated, however, that Britain had always been prepared to recognise Chinese suzerainty over Tibet, but only on the understanding that Tibet was regarded as autonomous.

3 Speeches on December 6 and 7, 1950. Nehru's speeches 1949-53, p. 174. , op. , p. 109-119. 1 2 34 SINO-INDIAN RELATIONS PRIOR TO 1954 on many occasions. The resignation from the Cabinet of Dr. S· Disagreement with the official view on Kashmir was the other motive for his departure. 1 One ofthe speakers in the debate in 1950 was another ex-member of the Cabinet, Dr. S. P. Mukherjee, later to die in detention in Kashmir, who pointed to incorrect Chinese maps of the boundary with India, and stated that Indian security had been affected by China's action.

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