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Women, Religion, and Space in China: Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese VirginsTaylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
What enables women to hold firm in their beliefs in the face of long years of hostile persecution by the Communist party/state? How do women withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist regime which held rejection of religious beliefs and practices as a patriotic duty? Through the use of archival and ethnographic sources... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 198.00
Very little is known in the West about Tibetan Buddhism in comparison with other eastern religions. This is partly because the vast literature which it has produced, and which illuminates its history, is still far from accessible. In addition there exists a deep division between monastic Lamaism and religion as it is lived by the people: the former... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95
Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first time, carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company/Zhejiang University Press 2013; US$ 114.00
This book is the Magnum Opus dedicated to Mr Chi Yun Chang, a prominent historian as well as the founder of Chinese Culture University. This book illustrates the six elements of Confucius' teachings: Philosophy of Life Ethics, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Creation, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Providence and Philosophy of Peace.The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 195.00
Based on field-work in Taiwan, this book examines the ancient, indigenous religious cult of Tudi Gong both as a religio-social phenomenon and as an appropriate medium for exploring and analysing the social changes that have been occurring in contemporary Taiwan, and the people's strategic adaptations to these changes. In this comprehensive ethnography... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 40.95
This clear and reliable introduction to Taoism (also known as Daoism) brings a fresh dimension to a tradition that has found a natural place in Western society. Examining Taoist sacred texts together with current scholarship, it surveys Taoism's ancient roots, contemporary heritage and role in daily life. From Taoism's spiritual philosophy to its... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 55.00
The present volume is part of the Worldviews, Science and Us series of proceedings. It contains selected contributions on the subject of bridging knowledge and its implications for our perspectives of the world. This volume also represents the proceedings of the interdisciplinary stream of the international workshop (Part 1) Times of Entanglement,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 188.00
As the first systematic attempt to probe the linguistic strategies of Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism, this book investigates three areas: deconstructive strategy, liminology of language, and indirect communication. It bases these investigations on the critical examination of original texts, placing them strictly within soteriological contexts. Whilst... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 59.99
For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of the Chinese population and appealed to a wide range of social classes. Deemed illicit by imperial rulers and clerics and officially banned by republican and communist leaders, the fox cult has managed to survive and flourish in individual homes and community shrines... more...