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Taoism

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  • Chuang Tsuby Gia-fu Feng; Jane English

    Hay House 2014; US$ 20.00

    Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters is a companion volume to Gia-fu Feng and Jane English ’s translation of Tao Te Ching , which has enjoyed great success since its publication in 1972. Very little is known about Chuang Tsu, and that little is inextricably woven into legend. It is said that he was a contemporary of Mencius, an official in the Lacquer Garden... more...

  • The Complete Works of Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 59.99

    Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy?s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Daodejing of Laoziby Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.50

    Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered. "Why another... 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...

  • Daoist Meditationby Lieselotte Schwair; Wu Jyh Cherng

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    This translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic Chinese text on meditation, is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and commentary. Master Cherng explains the text in a way that can be fully understood by the Western reader and explains how to practice the Purification of the Heart method of meditation. more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • Do Nothingby Siroj Sorajjakool; John Cobb

    Templeton Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget the words." In Do Nothing , author Siroj Sorajjakool lends us some of his insightful words to help us all "catch" the provocative ideas of one of China's most important literary and philosophical giants?one who emerged at a time when China had several... more...

  • The Emergence of Daoismby Gil Raz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the development of the tradition between the first and... more...