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  • Zen For Beginnersby Judith Blackstone; Zoran Josipovic; Naomi Rosenblatt

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 16.99

    Zen, from its foundation in China of the 6th Century A.D., has always been more than a religion. It is an intriguing system of principles and practices designed to give each individual the experience of eternity in a split second, the knowledge of divinity in every living thing. To create a book about Zen, however, is risky. It is one thing to describe... more...

  • Eastern Philosophy For Beginnersby Jim Powell; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 16.99

    The spiritual rewards and intellectual challenges of Eastern Philosophy are revealed in this visually stunning book, illustrated by Joe Lee and with 19th Century engravings. Eastern Philosophy is not an intellectual pursuit, but one that involves one’s entire being. Much of it is so deeply entwined with the non-intellectual art of meditation, that... more...

  • Hagakureby Tsunetoma Yamamoto; Alexander Bennett

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Learn the secrets of Japan's samurai warrior code with this definitive translation of the Hagakure —the bushido manual of the samurai. The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts—written nearly 300 years ago by Tsunetomo Yamamoto to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its influence... more...

  • The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religionby Diane Morgan

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 16.79

    The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion provides a thorough discussion of the most widely practiced belief systems of the East. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets... more...

  • The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happinessby Nancy E. Snow; Franco V. Trivigno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Since ancient times, character, virtue, and happiness have been central to thinking about how to live well. Yet until recently, philosophers have thought about these topics in an empirical vacuum. Taking up the general challenge of situationism – that philosophers should pay attention to empirical psychology – this interdisciplinary volume presents... more...

  • Confucianism: A Very Short Introductionby Daniel K. Gardner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Daniel K. Gardner explores the major philosophical ideas of the Confucian tradition, showing the profound social and political impact it had and continues to have in China. more...

  • Tears and Laughterby Kahlil Gibran; Martin L. Wolf

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2011; US$ 9.99

    This classic work showcases the early brilliance and philosophical foundation of Kahlil Gibran, one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century   Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet and one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary, inspiring writers, effortlessly blends his unique perspective on Eastern and Western philosophy... more...

  • The Xingyi Boxing Manual, Revised and Expanded Editionby Jin Yunting; John Groschwitz

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Famed for promoting health and longevity, as well as for its effectiveness as a fighting art, Xingyi is practiced by enthusiasts in China and in the West. Designed as a primer or introductory reader and filled with photos, illustrations, and descriptive text, this authentic manual introduces the Five Elements of Xingyi—Splitting Fist, Drilling Fist,... more...

  • An Approach to Ip Man Style Wing Chunby Wayne Belonoha

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    An Approach to Ip Man Style Wing Chun is a practical new beginner's guide to Wing Chun by a certified instructor in the Ip Man lineage. Pan American Triple Gold Medalist Wayne Belonoha provides the fundamentals of the art as a comprehensive mind/body training program. Written in accessible language and including more than 400 full-color photos, the... more...

  • Classics in Chinese Philosophyby Wade Baskin

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    During the last century China has undergone more change than during any other period in its long and turbulent history. Roughly a quarter of the world’s population has been directly affected by the radical transformation that culminated in the establishment of the present Communist state—one which claims to have translated into reality the Confucian... more...