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- 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...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This first Western-language translation of one of the great books of the Daoist religious tradition, the Taiping jing , or "Scripture on Great Peace," documents early Chinese medieval thought and lays the groundwork for a more complete understanding of Daoism?s origins. Barbara Hendrischke, a leading expert on the Taiping jing in the West, has spent... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 49.95
This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of Stephen Bokenkamp's groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, he explores how Chinese authors, including Daoists and non-Buddhists, received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi?s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the unity of Zhuangzi?s thought, in particular in his views... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts concerning ritual, alchemical and meditation practices within Daoist religion. Many of these texts are undated and anonymous, so dating them is essential for a clear understanding of the development of Chinese alchemy, and the place of these texts in history. Ho Peng Yoke's... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00
A Chinese mystical philosophy, Taoism was founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. Taoism is a way of life promoting the "Tao" as a force that flows through all sentient beings. When the Tao is in balance, perfect happiness is possible. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.95
Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi ( Chuang Tzu ) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation.... more...