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Taoism

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  • Das Wirken in den Dingenby Jean François Billeter; Thomas Fritz

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2015; US$ 12.40

    Das in der Zeit der Streitenden Reiche entstandene Werk des chinesischen Gelehrten Zhuangzi gilt als Grundlagentext des Daoismus, wird aber üblicherweise als unergründlich für unseren westlichen und modernen Blick erklärt. Jean François Billeter wendet sich gegen diese verharmlosende Exotik und behauptet: Zhuangzis Schriften sind verständlich und offenbaren... 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...

  • Die neue Wissenschaft über die gemeinschaftliche Natur der Völkerby Giambattista Vico; Erich Auerbach; Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 70.00

    Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was one of the most original and idiosyncratic philosophers before Kant and Hegel. Although Giorgio Vasari had already diagnosed a cycle of rise, blossoming and decline in the history of art, Vico was the first to base this on a philosophical system. Isolated in Naples from direct contact with the philosophical... 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...

  • 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 the... 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$ 114.99

    The Fengdao kejie or "Rules and Precepts for Worshiping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist priesthood and monasticism, which was first formally organized in the sixth century. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training it describes the fundamental rules, organizational... more...