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  • 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...

  • Taoismby Zhongjian Mou

    BRILL 2012; US$ 182.00

    Religious Studies in Contemporary China Collection, Taoism gathers together English translations of seventeen articles originally published in the People?s Republic of China between 1947 and 2006, and republished together in 2008 as part of an edited volume of representative works in PRC Taoist studies. more...

  • Taoby Alan Watts

    Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 17.50

    The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world, its principles can be found in the flow patterns of water. Alan Watts captures the Spirit of the Tao, the actual experience of that attitude to life. The ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom is medicine for the ills of the West but it cannot be taken as medicine but... more...

  • A Path and a Practiceby William Martin

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Tao Te Ching—one of the most loved and widely translated books in human history—has appeared in countless English-language versions. But no modern translation has yet captured the essential thrust of Lao Tzu?s work as a practical guide to living an awakened life. Now William Martin, whose acclaimed previous reinterpretations of the Tao (for parents,... 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...

  • Taoism For Dummiesby Jonathan Herman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matter your background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated book in the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the rise in China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds of millions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliable information about... more...