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Taoism

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

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 S. Robertson; Chang Sen Feng; Shifu Hwang; Cheney Crow

    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 Valley Spiritby Lindsey Wei

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 19.95

    Lindsey Wei, a young American-Chinese woman, is drawn to the Wudang Mountains on a quest to understand her ancestral roots and discover the hidden knowledge of Daoist martial arts and spiritual wisdom. This book follows her journey with Li Shi Fu, a hermetic Daoist recluse, as she establishes herself as a worthy disciple of the internal arts. 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$ 54.95

    First published in 1934. 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...