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The Sinister Way
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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Ancestors, Ghosts, and Gods in Ancient China 2. The Han Cult of the Dead and Salvific Religion 3. Shanxiao: Mountain Goblins 4. Plague Demons and Epidemic Gods 5. The Song Transformation of Chinese Religious Culture 6. Wutong: From Demon to Deity 7. The Enchantment of Wealth Conclusion Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Glossary Index

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Richard von Glahn is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the coeditor of The Song-Yuan-Ming Transition in Chinese History (2003) and the author of Fountain of Fortune: Money and Monetary Policy in China, 1000-1700 (California, 1996) and The Country of Streams and Grottoes: Expansion, Settlement, and the Civilizing of the Sichuan Frontier in Song Times (1987).

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