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  • The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuanby Freya Boedicker; Martin Boedicker

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected to its development. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan presents,... more...

  • The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyanby Viren Murthy

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    Drawing on a vast array of Chinese texts, Japanese scholarship, and critical philosophy, this book offers a radical rereading of Zhang Taiyan?s philosophy, highlighting the significance of Zhang?s ideas in the context of global capitalist modernity. more...

  • Philosophy in Early Safavid Iranby Reza Pourjavady

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    This book is about a Muslim Shi?i philosopher of the early 16th century, Najm al-Din Mahmud al-Nayrizi. Educated in Shiraz, he became interested in Avicennan and Suhrawardian philosophy. Apart from Nayrizi, the present study introduces his contemporary philosophers and provides an outlines of the main philosophical challenges of the time. more...

  • Moving Toward Stillnessby Dave Lowry

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Moving Toward Stillness: Lessons in Daily Life from the Martial Ways of Japan is Dave Lowry's distillation of the most important lessons he learned in the years he's devoted to his martial training. Drawing from his highly regarded magazine columns in Black Belt magazine, Lowry sets out lessons that not only guide us to a deeper understanding... more...

  • How Should One Live?by Richard A.H. King; Dennis Schilling

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 126.00

    Chinese and Greco-Roman ethics present highly articulate views on how one should live; both of these traditions remain influential in modern philosophy. The question arises how these traditions can be compared with one another. Comparative ethics is a relatively young discipline; this volume is a major contribution to the field. Fundamental questions... more...

  • Menciusby Mencius; D.C. Lau

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    Mencius was one of the great philosophers of ancient China, second only in influence to Confucius, whose teachings he defended and expanded. The Mencius, in which he recounts his dialogues with kings, dukes and military men, as well as other philosophers, is one of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus. It takes up Confucius's... more...

  • Ta Hseh and Chung Yungby PENGUIN GROUP (UK)

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    Set alongside The Analects and Mencius, these two texts make up the 'Four Books' of Chinese Confucian tradition. Their depiction of the 'Way of Great Learning' focuses on the moral tenets of Confucian thinking, establishing a universal framework that links individuals with the cosmos. By drawing together key ethical and philophical, and metaphysical... more...

  • The Accidental Buddhistby Dinty W. Moore

    Algonquin Books 1997; US$ 19.95

    THE ACCIDENTAL BUDDHIST is the funny, provocative story of how Dinty Moore went looking for the faith he'd lost in what might seem the most unlikely of places: the ancient Eastern tradition of Buddhism. Moore demystifies and explains the contradictions and concepts of this most mystic-seeming of religious traditions. This plain-spoken, insightful... more...

  • The Sage's Tao Te Chingby William Martin; Chungliang Al Huang; Hank Tusinski

    The Experiment 2010; US$ 14.95

    The tenth anniversary edition of William Martin?s free-verse interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, written expressly for those coming into the fullness of their wisdom Lao Tzu?s Tao Te Ching , one of the world?s most widely read books of wisdom, reminds its readers that the sage has been venerated in China for thousands of years. In this free-verse... more...

  • Manuscripts and Travellersby Sam van Schaik; Imre Galambos

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    This study is based on a Sino-Tibetan manuscript from the late 960s, carried by a Chinese pilgrim through the Hexi corridor on his way from Wutaishan to India. Included is a series of Tibetan letters of introduction that functioned as a passport as the monk stopped in monasteries on his way. The manuscript is a unique contemporarytestimony of the large... more...