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Taoism

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  • Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 25.99

    Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free,... more...

  • The Huainanziby An Liu; John S. Major; Sarah Queen; Andrew Meyer; Harold D. Roth

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 79.99

    Compiled by scholars at the court of Liu An, king of Huainan, in the second century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly organized, sophisticated articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know," the text emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, brilliantly synthesizing... more...

  • The Tao Of Warby Ralph D. Sawyer

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    The perfect companion to the best-selling Art of War , this fascinating book provides lessons from ancient China on the dynamics of conflict more...

  • The Emergence of Daoismby Gil Raz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Blue Dragon, White Tigerby Chang Sen Feng; S. Robertson; Cheney Crow; Shifu Hwang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first time, carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries. more...

  • The Complete Works of Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • The Way and Its Powerby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tę Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature. more...

  • Tao - A New Way of Thinkingby Chung-yuan Chang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 19.95

    This translation reveals the true wisdom and beauty of the Tao Tę Ching and the accompanying introduction and commentaries make its meaning accessible, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chung-yuan Chang places the text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to many Western philosophers. 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...

  • 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...