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Taoism

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  • 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$ 104.99

    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...

  • The Scripture on Great Peaceby Barbara Hendrischke

    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...

  • Ancestors and Anxietyby Stephen R. Bokenkamp

    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...

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thoughtby Eske Møllgaard

    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...

  • Explorations in Daoismby Ho Peng Yoke

    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...

  • Taoismby Hsiao-Lan Hu; William Allen

    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...

  • Daodejingby Laozi; Edmund Ryden; Benjamin Penny

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. - ;'Of... more...

  • Zhuangziby Zhuangzi; Brook Ziporyn

    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...

  • Tao Te Chingby Victor H. Mair

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    A landmark translation of one of the most popular works of world literture, this edition of the Tao Te Ching is based on the Ma-wang-tui manuscripts.  From the Trade Paperback edition. more...