|The introduction of Omnibus Series of Wudang Culture|
Wudang Mountain has a long history and rich culture. In order to carry forward the excellent culture heritage the Administration Committee of Wudang Mountain Tourism and Economy Special Region invited many famous experts in Wudang culture research to compile this Omnibus series of Wudang culture on the base of twenty-year’s research. It takes experts three years to choose the best from all the literature of Wudang Mountain, to refine them and finally complete the series with more than 4,000,000 words which include ten books such as The Sacred Mountain: Wudang, The Ancient Buildings on Wudang Mountain, The History of Wudang Taoism and so on. With a reputation as Wudang encyclopedia, these books make a thorough and systematic research into Wudang Mountain, prove to be both the influential reference books and the important unit of Wudang culture. A brief introduction of each book reads as follows:
The Sacred Mountain: Wudang
Introduces the characteristics of sceneries and buildings on Wudang Mountain with gorgeous illustrations, which portrays a world famous for its beauty of nature and charm of creation.
The Ancient Buildings on Wudang Mountain
Provides readers with beautiful photos and topographies of classical buildings, reflecting the magnificent monastic complexes on Wudang Mount in a systematic way.
The History of Wudang Taoism
Covering more than two-thousand-year’s history of Wudang, analyzes the origin of Wudang Taoism, the development of Chen-wu worship and also discusses the relation of emperors in different dynasties to Wudang Taoism, famous Taoists and schools of Taoism on Wudang. Therefore it is a very important reference book for the research on Taoist history and culture at Wudang Mountain.
The book Taoist Music of Wudang Mountain
Records musical sounds, lyrical words, musical brands of Taoist music on Wudang Mountain with the support of first-hand materials contributed by professors from Wuhan Conservatory of Music who did research at Wudang Mount and its neighborhood.
A Collection of Wudang Martial Arts
With the help of vivid illustrations this book introduces the features of Wudang Martial Arts and its benefits to practitioners. The skills chosen in the book fully reflect the characteristics of Wudang Internal Boxing such as the transformation from vigor to Qi, from Qi to spirit, and returning of Xu from spirit, Dao from Xu.
The author spent more than twenty years collecting first-hand materials that were soon applied to practice from one mountain to another, one doctor to another. Based on his researches, he wrote this monograph that helps people to cure the disease and live the healthy life.
A Collection of Immortals on Wudang Mountain
On base of a great amount of references, this book introduces the stories of the immortals on Wudang Mountain with Zhenwu as the almighty, including the origin of belief in them, their parentages and their ranks.
The collection of Classics on Wudang Mountain in Ming Dynasty (annotated)
As the title indicates, this book is a collection of four classic literatures on the history of Wudang Mountain in Ming Dynasty such as Ta-yueh chih-lueh (the record of Wudang Mountain) by Fang Sheng, Ta-yueh T’ai-ho shan chih (The history of Wudang Mountain) compiled by Wang Zuo, to name just two, which show how prosperous and influential Wudang Taoism was in Ming Dynasty.
Wudang Folk Literature
It includes legends and folk songs which reflect that the local people, industrious, brave, live their lives with integrity, hoping to create the better future.
Wudang Folk-customs, a good reference book for folkloristics, embodies various customs of Wudang Mountain and its neighbor, providing abundant knowledge for readers. It is also a good reference book for folkloristics.
II .General introduction of Wudang Tourist Region