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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...

  • Taoism For Dummiesby Jonathan Herman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matter your background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated book in the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the rise in China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds of millions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliable information about... more...

  • Zhuangzi: The Essential Writingsby Zhuangzi; Brook Ziporyn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95

    Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation.... more...

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religionsby Randall L. Nadeau

    Wiley 2012; US$ 227.00 US$ 196.73

    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...

  • Darwinism and the Divineby Alister E. McGrath

    Wiley 2013; US$ 42.95 US$ 37.22

    Darwinism and the Divine examines the implications of evolutionary thought for natural theology, from the time of publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species to current debates on creationism and intelligent design. Questions whether Darwin's theory of natural selection really shook our fundamental beliefs, or whether they served to... more...

  • The Flying Phoenixby David K. Jordan; Daniel L. Overmyer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    Anthropologist David Jordan and Daniel Overmyer, a historian of religions, present a joint analysis of the most important group of sectarian religious societies in contemporary Taiwan: those that engage in automatic writing seances, or worship by means of the phoenix" writing implement. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • The Sinister Wayby Richard von Glahn

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    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...

  • Tibetan Ritualby Jose Ignacio Cabezon

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    This is the first scholarly collection to focus on this important subject. Unique in its historical, geographical and disciplinary breadth, this book brings together eleven essays by an international cast of scholars working on ritual texts, institutions and practices in the greater Tibetan cultural world - Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia. more...

  • Daoismby Paula Hartz

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Discusses the history, basic beliefs, and traditional practices of Daoism as well as the renewed interest and growth in modern China and the world. more...

  • Chinese Ritual and Politicsby Emily Martin Ahern

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Ritual action in China often takes its logic from political action. In this book Emily Ahern explores the implications of this. more...