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  • Daoismby Ronnie L. Littlejohn

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    ?The way that can be told is not the eternal Way; the name that can be named is not the eternal Name.? So begins the first verse of the mysterious Dao De Jing, foundation text of the ancient Chinese religion of Daoism. Often attributed to semi-mythical sage Laozi, the origins of this enigmatic document - which probably came into being in the third... more...

  • Daoism in Japanby Jeffrey L. Richey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism?s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, politics, and popular culture, not to mention Buddhism... more...

  • Das Wirken in den Dingenby Jean François Billeter; Thomas Fritz

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2015; US$ 12.40

    Das in der Zeit der Streitenden Reiche entstandene Werk des chinesischen Gelehrten Zhuangzi gilt als Grundlagentext des Daoismus, wird aber üblicherweise als unergründlich für unseren westlichen und modernen Blick erklärt. Jean François Billeter wendet sich gegen diese verharmlosende Exotik und behauptet: Zhuangzis Schriften sind verständlich und offenbaren... more...

  • Decoding Daoby Lee Dian Rainey

    Wiley 2013; US$ 92.95

    Written by a leading authority on Chinese philosophy, Decoding Dao uniquely focuses on the core texts in Daoist philosophy, providing readers with a user-friendly introduction that unravels the complexities of these seminal volumes. Offers a detailed introduction to the core texts in Daoist philosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi , two... more...

  • Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophyby David Elstein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until today. The volume analyzes six significant contemporary Confucian philosophers in China and Taiwan, describing their political thought and... 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... 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...

  • The Encyclopedia of Confucianismby Xinzhong Yao

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    The Encyclopedia , the first of its kind, introduces Confucianism as a whole, with 1,235 entries giving full information on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the adaptation, transformation and new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries. An indispensable source for further study... more...

  • Great Clarityby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    A study of the religious aspects of Chinese alchemy and its relation to the Taoist traditions of the early medieval period. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Taoismby Julian F. Pas

    Scarecrow Press 1998; US$ 97.99

    This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development through the ages, while the dictionary itself is comprised of 275 entries that define Taoist concepts, scriptures, deities, practices, and... more...