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  • Daoismby James Miller

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T?ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to... more...

  • Daoismby Ronnie L. Littlejohn

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 29.00

    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 century... more...

  • A Public Godby Neil Ormerod

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Natural theology is a philosophical site that is hotly debated and controversial?it is claimed by Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Evangelicals as a crucial vantage point for the intersection of theology, philosophy, science, and politics. It is strongly contested by some theologians, such as those influenced by Barth, as well as some philosophers... more...

  • Building Temples in Chinaby Selina Ching Chan; Graeme Lang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by the locals have been well-analysed. However, there... more...

  • Confucianismby Paul R. Goldin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    "Confucianism" presents the history and salient tenets of Confucian thought, and discusses its viability, from both a social and a philosophical point of view, in the modern world. Despite most of the major Confucian texts having been translated into English, there remains a surprising lack of straightforward textbooks on Confucian philosophy in any... more...

  • The Inner Chaptersby Chuang-Tzu; A. C. Graham

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 16.95

    The Inner Chapters are the oldest pieces of the larger collection of writings by several fourth, third, and second century B.C. authors that constitute the classic of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzu (or Zhuangzi). It is this core of ancient writings that is ascribed to Chuang-Tzu himself. 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...

  • 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...

  • Tao Te Chingby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 14.99

    Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind-opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely-influential... more...

  • Chuang Tzuby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 14.99

    Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. Witty and engaging, spiced with the lyricism of poetry,... more...