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  • Religion in Chinaby K. Hughes; E. R. Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1950. Beginning with ancient times, this volume shows how some of the early superstitions became purified through the influence of the Confucianist philosophy, how a deep strain of mysticism came from the Taoists and how thereby a worship of 'Heaven' and 'Earth' was evolved. Besides the main streams of Confucianism and Buddhism,... more...

  • Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophyby David Elstein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Religionby Graham Oppy; N. N. Trakakis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    The twentieth century saw religion challenged by the rise of science and secularism, a confrontation which resulted in an astonishingly diverse range of philosophical views about religion and religious belief. Many of the major philosophers of the twentieth century - James, Bergson, Russell, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Heidegger, and Derrida - significantly... more...

  • Daoismby James Miller

    Oneworld Publications 2008; US$ 14.95

    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$ 27.00

    ?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... more...

  • Sacred Mountainsby Allerd Stikker

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    From a pioneer in the ecological side of business strategy, a look at the effect Daoism is having on China's ecology Author Allerd Stikker witnessed and actively participated in the Daoist resurgence in China, together with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC). Here Stikker shares his fascination for Daoism, and explains how nature... 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • Religion in China and Its Modern Fateby Paul R. Katz; Meir Shahar

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Paul R. Katz has composed a fascinating account of the fate of Chinese religions during the modern era by assessing mutations of communal religious life, innovative forms of religious publishing, and the religious practices of modern Chinese elites traditionally considered models of secular modernity. The author offers a rare look at the monumental... more...

  • The Sinister Wayby Richard von Glahn

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95

    The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble qualities but rather as an embodiment of humanity's basest vices, greed and lust, a maleficent demon who preyed on the weak and vulnerable. In The Sinister Way,... more...