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  • The Tao of the Westby J.J. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology... more...

  • Popular Religion in Chinaby Stephan Feuchtwang

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    The institution of local festivals and temples is not as well known as that of ancestor worship, but it is just as much a universal fact of Chinese life. Its content is an imperial metaphor, which stands in relation to the rest of its participants' lives as the poetry of collective vision, theatrically performed, built and painted in temples, carved... more...

  • Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume I, 1836by William Buckland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 400.00

    Moving away from his earlier belief in a short, catastrophic history of the Earth, this volume shows how Buckland envisages instead progressive change as the Earth gradually cooled as it was prepared for human occupation. Extinct creatures did not die out because they were poorly designed; God loved the dinosaurs and had adapted them to their various... more...

  • Confucianism for the Modern Worldby Daniel A. Bell; Hahm Chaibong

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    This volume argues for the relevance of Confucian policies and institutions for the contemporary world. more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Taoismby Fabrizio Pregadio

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 360.00

    The Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. Taoist studies have progressed beyond any expectation in recent years. Researchers in a number of languages have investigated topics virtually unknown only a few years previously, while others have... more...

  • An Introduction to Confucianismby Xinzhong Yao

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    Introduces the many strands of Confucianism in a style accessible to students and general readers. more...

  • To Live as Long as Heaven and Earthby Robert F. Campany

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 105.00

    In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements... more...

  • Dao De Jingby Laozi

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    Dao De Jing is one of the richest, most suggestive, and most popular works of philosophy and literature. Composed in China between the late sixth and the late fourth centuries b.c., its enigmatic verses have inspired artists, philosophers, poets, religious thinkers, and general readers down to our own times. This new translation, both revelatory... more...

  • Popular religious movements and heterodox sects in Chinese historyby H. Seiwert

    BRILL 2003; US$ 182.00

    This work surveys the history of popular religious sects in Chinese history. It covers the formation of the notions of orthodoxy and heterodoxy in the contexts of Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. It also deals with each new religious movements, its teachings, scriptures, and social organization. more...

  • Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societiesby James Miller

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    A comprehensive introduction to the resurgence of religion in China and Taiwan since the end of the Cultural Revolution and a wide-ranging examination of the impact of religious traditions on Euro-Americans and Chinese immigrants in present-day North America. more...