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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    Largely unstudied by scholars of religion, folk Daoist ritual in north China has been a constant theme of Chinese music scholars. Stephen Jones places lay Daoists within the wider context of folk religious practices - including those of lay Buddhists, sectarians, and spirit mediums. Jones describes ritual sequences within funerals and temple fairs,... more...

  • Chinese Ritual and Politicsby Emily Martin Ahern

    Cambridge University Press 1981; 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...

  • Consciousness and the Mind of Godby Charles Taliaferro

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 66.00

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

  • Religion in Contemporary Chinaby Adam Yuet Chau

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • The Renaissance of Confucianism in Contemporary Chinaby Ruiping Fan

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    A new generation of Confucian scholars is coming of age. China is reawakening to the power and importance of its own culture. This volume provides a unique view of the emerging Confucian vision for China and the world in the 21st century. Unlike the Neo-Confucians sojourning in North America who recast Confucianism in terms of modern Western values,... more...

  • Die neue Wissenschaft über die gemeinschaftliche Natur der Völkerby Giambattista Vico; Erich Auerbach; Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 70.00

    Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) was one of the most original and idiosyncratic philosophers before Kant and Hegel. Although Giorgio Vasari had already diagnosed a cycle of rise, blossoming and decline in the history of art, Vico was the first to base this on a philosophical system. Isolated in Naples from direct contact with the philosophical life of... more...

  • Convergence with Natureby David E. Cooper

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2012; US$ 13.13

    In this book David E. Cooper explores our relationship to nature; to animals, to plants, to natural places; and asks how it can be shaped into an appropriate one which contributes to the good of people's lives as a whole. Religions and philosophies have much to say about our relationship with nature, and Chinese Daoist philosophy has long been regarded... more...

  • The A to Z of Taoismby Julian F. Pas

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 33.99

    Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE, whose work, the Tao Te Ching ( The Book of the Way and its Virtue ) laid the philosophical foundation for the religion's beliefs. This volume... more...