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一貫道補考 : 「一貫道是什麼東西」の紹介

By 徳忠 窪


Some time ago the author wrote an introductory article on the secret religious society called I-kuan-tao, but at that time his data were limited to documents giving the society's point of view and to a survey by Li Shih-yü. Recently, Ch'un Yang has published a tract entitled I-kuan-tao Shih Shên-ma Tung-hsi (What Sort of Thing is the I-kuan-tao?), in which he presents the Chinese Communist government's view that the society is counter-revolutionary. Ch'un dwells on the society's anti-revolutionary activities and says very little about its teachings, but he clears up a number of points that have hitherto been mysterious, and for that reason his pamphlet is valuable. A Japanese translation is given here. The pamphlet is forty-three pages long and is divided into four sections, two of which deal with the teachings of the I-kuan-tao and the other two of which cover its counter-revolutionary aspect. The present author has rearranged the order to some extent but has avoided altering the spirit or meaning of the original. The data for the pamphlet are said to have been gathered in Peking. Its content differs so from the statements of supporters of thesociety that the present author has made no attempt to compare the two views in detail, though such comparison would be necessary to get at the real facts. At any rate, the book makes the attitude of the Communist government quite clear, and the present author has added none of his own comments or criticisms to Ch'un's original. One reason for translating this book is that its existence is known to very few scholars at the present time. Special technical terms included in this introduction are for the large part explained in the present writer's earlier article on the subject

Topics: 一貫道, 222.075, 361.65
Publisher: The Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo
Year: 1956
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