Celestial Masters Book CoverCongratulations to Professor of Chinese Terry Kleeman, whose recent book Celestial Masters: History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities (Harvard UP, 2016) has been selected by the Kayden Book Award Committee for an Honorable Mention. Professor Kleeman offers great insights into the origins of Daoism and the early rituals and communities involved with this ‘new’ religion of the 2nd century CE, through clever argumentation and a wonderful mix of textual exegesis and historical acumen.