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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 6.99
From the author: My aim, after summarizing the sociology of the Chinese as a prerequisite to the understanding of their ideas and sentiments, and dealing as fully as possible, consistently with limitations of space (limitations which have necessitated the presentation of a very large and intricate topic in a highly compressed form), with the philosophy... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
From the ancient pantheon of gods whose edicts could only be divined using oracle bones to the later, more organized systems of Taoism and Confucianism, the history of China is deeply intertwined with its religious development. Students of ancient religion will appreciate the detailed overview of the subject offered in Herbert A. Giles' Religions... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Flipping convention on its head, Eric Dietrich argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. Just like spoken language, Dietrich shows that religion is an evolutionary adaptation. Science is the source of perplexing yet beautiful mysteries, however... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99
Wu Zhao (624–705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, is the only woman to have ruled China over the course of its 5,000-year history. How did she rise to power, and why was she never overthrown? Exploring a mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries, this multifaceted history suggests that Wu Zhao drew on China?s rich pantheon of female... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 21.60
Die allgemeine Situation der Chinesen in Indonesien erfuhr in den letzte Jahren vielfältige Beachtung innerhalb der Asienwissenschaften. Im Rahmen dieses Buches sollen Diskriminierung und Verfolgung der Chinesen im Indonesien der 90er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts anhand von Darstellungen in der indonesischen Presse betrachtet werden. Der avisierte Themenkomplex... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 220.00
Comprising the most up-to-date, interdisciplinary research on the study of Chinese religious beliefs and cultural practices, this volume explores the rich and complex religious and philosophical traditions that have developed and flourished in one of the world's oldest civilizations. Covers the main Chinese traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 40.95
" Darwinism and the Divine is a typically thoughtful and stimulating book on a major topic. There is a huge amount to be learnt from it, and both the expert and the beginner can profit from a reading. In an age when extremists of all kinds are glossing over the really important issues, it is most welcome to have scholarship that truly moves the debate... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95
The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble qualities but rather as an embodiment of humanity's basest vices, greed and lust, a maleficent demon who preyed on the weak and vulnerable. In The Sinister Way,... more...