Adeline Herrou, La Vie entre soi. Les moines taoïstes aujourd’hui en Chine
AbstractLa Vie entre soi (“Life Amongst Oneselves”) is an anthropological study of the dominant institution of contemporary Chinese Taoism, the Quanzhen order, which is distinguished by its monastic organisation. The study is based on extensive field research focused on a temple in southern Shaanxi. It offers a general depiction of life in a Taoist monastery, describing the initiation process by which the monks leave normal life and enter the religious order ; and it identifies the unique characteris...