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Taoism

  • 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...

  • To Live as Long as Heaven and Earthby Robert F. Campany

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 105.00

    In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements... 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 Tê 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...

  • The Tao of the Westby J.J. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology... more...

  • Convergence with Natureby David E. Cooper

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2012; US$ 13.13

    In this book David E. Cooper explores our relationship to nature; to animals, to plants, to natural places; and asks how it can be shaped into an appropriate one which contributes to the good of people's lives as a whole. Religions and philosophies have much to say about our relationship with nature, and Chinese Daoist philosophy has long been regarded... more...

  • Convergence with Natureby David E. Cooper

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2012; US$ 12.99

    Exploring our relationship to nature?to animals, to plants, and to natural places?this book asks how that relationship can be shaped into an appropriate one that contributes to the good of people's lives as a whole. Religions and philosophies have much to say about our relationship with nature, and Chinese Daoist philosophy has long been regarded... more...

  • Illustrated Introduction To Taosim:by Jean C. Cooper

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    Containing 118 stunning color illustrations, this beautiful book provides an introduction to Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Incorporating selections from J.C. Cooper?s writings, it explores the concept of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the thought of the leading Taoist sages. Also included... more...

  • Der Daoismusby Hans van Ess

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.14

    Der Daoismus ist im Westen durch die Lehre von Yin und Yang und das I Ging, aber auch durch die Tradition der Körper- und Geisteskultivierung bekannt. Techniken der Atemkontrolle, Taijiquan, Qigong und daoistische Kampfkunst erfreuen sich seit Längerem auch bei uns großer Beliebtheit. Hans van Ess beschreibt, was die Legenden über den Weisen Laozi... 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 Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature. more...

  • 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...