Therapy in the State Religion

  • Nathan Sivin
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 43)


The state religion was the system of rituals that underlay imperial rule. Imperial religion, ritual and politics were never separable. Nor were religion and health. Since the state religion has regularly been confused with Confucianism, this chapter first explains what the religious part of its rituals actually comprised in the eleventh century, and then examines the part that health care played in it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan Sivin
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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