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Taoism

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  • Historical Dictionary of Taoismby Julian F. Pas

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 89.99

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • A Path and a Practiceby William Martin

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Tao Te Ching?one of the most loved and widely translated books in human history?has appeared in countless English-language versions. But no modern translation has yet captured the essential thrust of Lao Tzu?s work as a practical guide to living an awakened life. Now William Martin, whose acclaimed previous reinterpretations of the Tao (for parents,... more...

  • Daoismby Ronnie L. Littlejohn

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 27.00

    ?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... more...

  • Daoism in Historyby Benjamin Penny

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field,  Daoism in History  presents new and important research. These essays honour one of... more...

  • The Tao of the Westby J.J. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Taoismby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 360.00

    The Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. Taoist studies have progressed beyond any expectation in recent years. Researchers in a number of languages have investigated topics virtually unknown only a few years previously, while others have... more...

  • To Live as Long as Heaven and Earthby Robert F. Campany

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 105.00

    In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements... more...

  • Dao De Jingby Laozi

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    Dao De Jing is one of the richest, most suggestive, and most popular works of philosophy and literature. Composed in China between the late sixth and the late fourth centuries b.c., its enigmatic verses have inspired artists, philosophers, poets, religious thinkers, and general readers down to our own times. This new translation, both revelatory... more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 98.99

    This title offers a complete annotated translation of the 'Fengdao Keije', accompanied by three introductory chapters that outline the development of Daoist organisations, discuss the date and compilation of the work, and introduce key issues of terminology and world view. more...