The origin, evolution and morphological analysis of the Taoist music of the Lingbao school: Historical promotion and cultural inheritance




Lingbao School of Taoism, Music, Origin, Historical evolution, Morphological analysis


As an important part of Taoist culture, "Lingbao Taoist music" is widely used in all kinds of Taoist rituals and ceremonies and is integrated into an organic whole. The Taoist scriptural rhythms that we collectively regard as "music" have a set of names and a classification system of their own within Taoism. Here, the question is obvious: when did these paradigms, formats, and norms of chanting behavior begin? In the longitudinal view, Taoist sutra rhymes have evolved and been lost in the process of historical development; horizontally, it is explored how it is related to other phenomena in traditional Chinese culture and how it has become the situation observed in reality. This paper takes "Taoist Jingyun" as the research object analyzes and researches it from the aspects of religious origin, historical evolution, and morphological analysis, and then peeps into the religious function and cultural connotation of Taoist Jingyun.


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Bao, Y., & Ho, C. (2023). The origin, evolution and morphological analysis of the Taoist music of the Lingbao school: Historical promotion and cultural inheritance. Herança, 6(1), 184–198.



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