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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...

  • The Valley Spiritby Lindsey Wei

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 19.95

    Lindsey Wei, a young American-Chinese woman, is drawn to the Wudang Mountains on a quest to understand her ancestral roots and discover the hidden knowledge of Daoist martial arts and spiritual wisdom. This book follows her journey with Li Shi Fu, a hermetic Daoist recluse, as she establishes herself as a worthy disciple of the internal arts. 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...