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  • The Daodejing of Laoziby Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.95

    Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered. more...

  • Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophyby Philip J. Ivanhoe; Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 19.20

    This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse ; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important... more...

  • The Bhagavad-Gitaby Barbara Miller

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 7.95

    The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of... more...

  • The Quantum and the Lotusby Matthieu Ricard; Trinh Xuan Thuan

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize?winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, living in the Shechen monastery near... more...

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenanceby Robert M. Pirsig

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that... more...

  • The Analectsby Confucius; D. C. Lau

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 12.68

    The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the... more...

  • Daodejingby Laozi; Edmund Ryden; Benjamin Penny

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. more...

  • Teaching Yogaby Mark Stephens; Mariel Hemingway

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 22.95

    Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga ... more...

  • Classic Asian Philosophyby Joel J. Kupperman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 30.99

    This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Kupperman ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, walking students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions... more...

  • Anthology of Philosophyin Persiaby S. H. Nasr; Mehdi Aminrazavi

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The tradition of philosophy in the Persian-speaking world is extraordinarily rich, creative and diverse. This anthology, which is divided into three volumes, aims to communicate something of that richness and diversity.The term 'philosophy' is understood to in its widest sense to include theological debate, philosophical Sufism and philosophical hermeneutics... more...