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  • The A to Z of Taoismby Julian F. Pas

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE, whose work, the Tao Te Ching ( The Book of the Way and its Virtue ) laid the philosophical foundation for the religion's beliefs. This volume... more...

  • Decoding Daoby Lee Dian Rainey

    Wiley 2013; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    Written by a leading authority on Chinese philosophy, Decoding Dao uniquely focuses on the core texts in Daoist philosophy, providing readers with a user-friendly introduction that unravels the complexities of these seminal volumes. Offers a detailed introduction to the core texts in Daoist philosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi , two... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Taoismby Julian F. Pas

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 99.99

    This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development through the ages, while the dictionary itself is comprised of 275 entries that define Taoist concepts, scriptures, deities, practices, and... more...

  • Daoismby James Miller

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 7.99

    Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T?ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to... more...

  • Daoismby Ronnie L. Littlejohn

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 29.00

    The way that can be told is not the eternal Way; the name that can be named is not the eternal Name.' So begins the first verse of the mysterious Dao De Jing, foundation text of the ancient Chinese religion of Daoism. Often attributed to semi-mythical sage Laozi, the origins of this enigmatic document - which probably came into being in the third century... more...

  • Building Temples in Chinaby Selina Ching Chan; Graeme Lang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by the locals have been well-analysed. However, there... more...

  • The Inner Chaptersby Chuang-Tzu; A. C. Graham

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 16.95

    The Inner Chapters are the oldest pieces of the larger collection of writings by several fourth, third, and second century B.C. authors that constitute the classic of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzu (or Zhuangzi). It is this core of ancient writings that is ascribed to Chuang-Tzu himself. more...

  • Daoism in Japanby Jeffrey L. Richey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism?s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, politics, and popular culture, not to mention Buddhism... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 14.99

    Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind-opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely-influential... more...

  • Great Clarityby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    A study of the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy and its relation to the Taoist traditions of the early medieval period. more...