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  • Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain. Volume Twoby Kenneth Dean; Zhenman Zheng

    BRILL 2009; US$ 263.00

    This book documents the revival of local popular religion in Putian, Fujian. Volume 1 provides a historical introduction to 153 regional ritual alliances made up of 724 villages. Volume 2 surveys the population, lineages, temples, gods, and annual rituals of these villages. more...

  • Local Religion in North China in the Twentieth Centuryby Daniel Overmyer

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    This book is a comprehensive survey of the structure, organization and institutionalization of local community religious traditions in north China villages in the twentieth century. more...

  • The Religious Question in Modern Chinaby Vincent Goossaert; David A. Palmer

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    Recent events?from strife in Tibet and the rapid growth of Christianity in China to the spectacular expansion of Chinese Buddhist organizations around the globe?vividly demonstrate that one cannot understand the modern Chinese world without attending closely to the question of religion. The Religious Question in Modern China highlights parallels... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tsu; Jane English; Gia-Fu Feng; Toinette Lippe; Jacob Needleman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    For nearly two generations, this translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have refreshed and revised the translation, so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, while taking... more...

  • Confucianismby Ronnie L. Littlejohn

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    It is arguably Confucianism, not Communism, which lies at the core of China's deepest sense of self. Although reviled by Chinese intellectuals of the 1950s-1990s, who spoke of it as 'yellow silt clotting the arteries of the country', Confucianism has defied eradication, remaining a fundamental part of the nation's soul for 2500 years. And now, as China... more...

  • The Daodejing of Laoziby Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.50

    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. "Why another... more...

  • Do Nothingby Siroj Sorajjakool; John Cobb

    Templeton Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget the words." In Do Nothing , author Siroj Sorajjakool lends us some of his insightful words to help us all "catch" the provocative ideas of one of China's most important literary and philosophical giants?one who emerged at a time when China had several... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tzu; Stephen Addiss; Stanley Lombardo; Burton Watson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 8.95

    This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration... more...

  • The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary Chinaby Ruiping Fan

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 209.00

    This analysis of today?s revival of Confucianism in China provides a rare non-European view, allowing access in English for the first time to new Chinese Confucian scholars aiming to reestablish Confucianism as China?s moral, cultural, and political anchor. more...

  • On the Origin of Beautyby John Griffin; Satish Kumar

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the light of the looming ecological crisis facing the world today, much of the stunning beauty of the natural world is being lost forever. On the Origin of Beauty seeks to confront this crisis through a philosophical enquiry into our perception of natural beauty. Through discussions of numerous fields including the philosophy of science, environmental... more...