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Taoism

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  • 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... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tzu; Stephen Addiss; Stanley Lombardo

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 8.95

    This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of... more...

  • The New Lao Tzuby Ray Grigg

    Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 18.95

    A new interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, this book is a celebration of the Way of Harmony and Balance. Ray Grigg transforms what has been traditionally called the Tao Te Ching, what he calls the Lao Tzu, from the mysterious to the meaningful. He accomplishes this by abandoning the historical convention of a literal reading of the Chinese texts.... more...

  • Opening the Dragon Gateby Chen Kaiguo; Zheng Shunchao; Thomas Cleary

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and... 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 Essential Huainanziby John S. Major; Sarah Queen; Andrew Meyer; Harold D. Roth

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Columbia University Press?s widely anticipated, complete translation of the Huainanzi , published in 2010, opened exciting new pathways in the study of classical Chinese philosophy and literature. Compiled in the second century B.C.E., the Huainanzi is a critical work of early Chinese thought, clarifying a crucial period in the development of Chinese... more...

  • 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 Philosophy of the Daodejingby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    For centuries, the ancient Chinese philosophical text the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has fascinated and frustrated its readers. While it offers a wealth of rich philosophical insights concerning the cultivation of one's body and attaining one's proper place within nature and the cosmos, its teachings and structure can be enigmatic and obscure. ... 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...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tzu; Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Wiley 2012; US$ 16.95

    A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society. It's focus on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offers an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success –... more...