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  • Tibetan Ritualby Jose Ignacio Cabezon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 22.99

    Ritual is one of the most pervasive religious phenomena in the Tibetan cultural world. Despite its ubiquity and importance to Tibetan cultural life, however, only in recent years has Tibetan ritual been given the attention it deserves. This is the first scholarly collection to focus on this important subject. Unique in its historical, geographical... 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...

  • In Search of the Folk Daoists of North Chinaby Dr Stephen Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With case studies on parts of Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and... more...

  • Consciousness and the Mind of Godby Charles Taliaferro

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 44.00

    A highly sophisticated and convincing attempt to defend the notion of God as a non-physical, spiritual reality. more...

  • Chinese Ritual and Politicsby Emily Martin Ahern

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

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

  • Religion in Contemporary Chinaby Adam Yuet Chau

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges to China?s religious traditions but, this book argues,... more...

  • Huai-nan Tzuby Charles Le Blanc

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1985; US$ 30.00

    The present study emphasizes Chapter Six of Huai-nan Tzu in expounding the theory of kan-ying STIMULUS-RESPONSE; RESONANCE, which postulates that all things in the universe are interrelated and influence each other according to pre-set patterns. more...

  • China: A Religious Stateby John Lagerwey

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    Over the last 40 years, our vision of Chinese culture and history has been transformed by the discovery of the role of religion in Chinese state-making and in local society. The Daoist religion, in particular, long despised as "superstitious," has recovered its place as "the native higher religion." But while the Chinese state tried... more...

  • Early Chinese Religion, Part Two: The Period of Division (220-589 AD) (2 vols)by John Lagerwey; Pengzhi Lü

    BRILL 2009; US$ 369.00

    Focused on the social dimensions of Chinese religion, this multi-disciplinary presentation of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and shamanism in a time of foundational historic change analyzes their respective pantheons, rituals, geographies, organizations, canons, literature, and recent archaeological discoveries. more...

  • Illustrated Introduction To Taosim:by Jean C. Cooper

    World Wisdom 2010; US$ 9.99

    Containing 118 stunning color illustrations, this beautiful book provides an introduction to Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Incorporating selections from J.C. Cooper?s writings, it explores the concept of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the thought of the leading Taoist sages. Also included... more...