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- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 49.99
Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy?s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 42.95
This clear and reliable introduction to Taoism (also known as Daoism) brings a fresh dimension to a tradition that has found a natural place in Western society. Examining Taoist sacred texts together with current scholarship, it surveys Taoism's ancient roots, contemporary heritage and role in daily life. From Taoism's spiritual philosophy to its... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 6.99
From the author: My aim, after summarizing the sociology of the Chinese as a prerequisite to the understanding of their ideas and sentiments, and dealing as fully as possible, consistently with limitations of space (limitations which have necessitated the presentation of a very large and intricate topic in a highly compressed form), with the philosophy... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
From the ancient pantheon of gods whose edicts could only be divined using oracle bones to the later, more organized systems of Taoism and Confucianism, the history of China is deeply intertwined with its religious development. Students of ancient religion will appreciate the detailed overview of the subject offered in Herbert A. Giles' Religions... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 21.02
Die allgemeine Situation der Chinesen in Indonesien erfuhr in den letzte Jahren vielfältige Beachtung innerhalb der Asienwissenschaften. Im Rahmen dieses Buches sollen Diskriminierung und Verfolgung der Chinesen im Indonesien der 90er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts anhand von Darstellungen in der indonesischen Presse betrachtet werden. Der avisierte Themenkomplex... more...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.24
Der Daoismus ist im Westen durch die Lehre von Yin und Yang und das I Ging, aber auch durch die Tradition der Körper- und Geisteskultivierung bekannt. Techniken der Atemkontrolle, Taijiquan, Qigong und daoistische Kampfkunst erfreuen sich seit Längerem auch bei uns großer Beliebtheit. Hans van Ess beschreibt, was die Legenden über den Weisen Laozi... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 40.95
" Darwinism and the Divine is a typically thoughtful and stimulating book on a major topic. There is a huge amount to be learnt from it, and both the expert and the beginner can profit from a reading. In an age when extremists of all kinds are glossing over the really important issues, it is most welcome to have scholarship that truly moves the debate... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00
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...