19. Divination

  1. Randall L. Nadeau
  1. Jue Guo

Published Online: 14 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch19

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

How to Cite

Guo, J. (2012) Divination, in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions (ed R. L. Nadeau), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444361995.ch19

Editor Information

  1. Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190312

Online ISBN: 9781444361995

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Keywords:

  • practices, “divination” on aspects of procedure;
  • categories of divination, and meaning in Chinese context;
  • divination practices, based on consistent criteria;
  • divination and oracles in China, being in fact complementary;
  • “total history” approach, in studying Chinese divination;
  • divinatory occasions, the almanac, source par excellence;
  • Shang oracle bone divination inscription;
  • diviner patron relationship, form of exchange

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Theoretical and Methodological Reflection

  • New Parameters and New Perspectives

  • Re-envisioning and Redescribing Chinese Divination

  • Further Reading