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  • Notions of Nationhood in Bengal: Perspectives on Samaj, c. 1867-1905by Swarupa Gupta

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This book opens fresh ways of rethinking colonial nationalisms, qualifying derivative, political and modernist paradigms. Introducing the category of samaj (cultural entity), it shows how indigenous socio-cultural origins were reconfigured in modern Bengali-Indian nationhood to conceptualise unities and mediate fragmentation. more...

  • Zen in the Martial Artsby Joe Hyams

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    "A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action."-- Samurai Maximum . Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parker and the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more than 25 years of experience in the martial arts. In his illuminating story, Hyams reveals to you how the daily application of Zen principles... more...

  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophyby Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.95

    This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most... more...

  • Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophyby Stephen R. Palmquist

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 190.20

    Authors from all over the world unite in an effort to cultivate dialogue between Asian and Western philosophy. The papers forge a new, East-West comparative path on the whole range of issues in Kant studies. The concept of personhood, crucial for both traditions, serves as a springboard to address issues such as knowledge acquisition... more...

  • Struggling with the Philosopherby Muhammad al-Shahrastani; Toby Mayer; Wilferd Madelung

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani was one of the most learned and enigmatic scholars of medieval Islam. In his work, 'Kitab al-Musara'a' ('Struggling with the Philosopher'), which is published here in English translation (together with its original Arabic text) for the first time, al-Shahrastani gives a detailed critique of the metaphysics of... more...

  • The Ultimate Medicineby Nisargadatta Maharaj; Robert Powell; Peter Madill

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Ultimate Medicine is not for those who like their spirituality watered down, but for serious students searching for awareness. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) lived and taught in a small apartment in the slums of Bombay. A realized master of the Tantric Nath lineage, he supported himself and his family by selling cheap goods in a small booth... more...

  • Quantum Soupby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95

    This series of philosophical essays links the ancient wisdom of the East with the informality of the West, providing food for thought so energizing it will send your mind dancing. Lavishly illustrated throughout with the author's own expressive Chinese calligraphy. more...

  • 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...