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  • The Huainanziby An Liu; John S. Major; Sarah Queen; Andrew Meyer; Harold D. Roth

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    Compiled by scholars at the court of Liu An, king of Huainan, in the second century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly organized, sophisticated articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know," the text emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, brilliantly synthesizing... more...

  • The Essential Huainanziby John S. Major; Sarah Queen; Andrew Meyer; Harold D. Roth

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Columbia University Press?s widely anticipated, complete translation of the Huainanzi , published in 2010, opened exciting new pathways in the study of classical Chinese philosophy and literature. Compiled in the second century B.C.E., the Huainanzi is a critical work of early Chinese thought, clarifying a crucial period in the development of Chinese... more...

  • Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 27.99

    Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free,... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tzu; Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.27

    A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society. It's focus on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offers an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success ? a position... more...

  • Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700by Jimmy Yu

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    Jimmy Yu reveals that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, self-inflicted violence was an essential and sanctioned part of Chinese culture. He examines a wide range of practices, including blood writing, filial body-slicing, chastity mutilations and suicides, ritual exposure, and self-immolation, arguing that each practice was public, scripted,... more...

  • The Emergence of Daoismby Gil Raz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the development of the tradition between the first and... more...

  • Religions of Ancient Chinaby Herbert A. Giles

    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...

  • Understand Chinese Mythologyby Te Lin

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 15.98

    Explore and enjoy the subtle truths that Chinese mythology, much of it widely overlooked, has to offer. more...

  • Reconstructionist Confucianismby Ruiping Fan

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 239.00

    This book demonstrates that the moral insights of Confucian thought are precisely those needed to fill the moral vacuum developing in post-communist China and to address similar problems in the West. more...

  • Contemporary Religious Movements in Taiwanby Kai-Ti Chou

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 159.95

    This book is a study of the recruitment strategies and conversion rhetoric in contemporary religious movements, focusing primarily on two movements in Taiwan, Tzu Chi and Falun Gong. The author demonstrates that an examination of such rhetoric has the potential to provide genuine insights into how a given religion gains adherents. This book contains... more...