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“Ritual of Cosmic Renewal” (Jiao)

The most important religious event for the village community (or population of a city quarter) is the celebration of the “Ritual of Cosmic Renewal” (jiao), which is to take place after temple renovations, after temple foundations and expansions, and at least once every…

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Bumbacher, Stephan Peter, “Daoism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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