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  • 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...

  • Handbook of Chinese Mythologyby Lihui Yang

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 75.00

    An informative work of historical and contemporary Chinese myths, including a collection of historical documents, detailing myths as they live and change in China today. This work focuses on the Han Chinese people, but ranges across the full ethnic spectrum of ancient and modern China. 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...

  • Confucian Ethicsby Kwong-Loi Shun; David B. Wong

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    A comparative study of the Confucian and Western view of the self. more...

  • State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societiesby Fenggang Yang; Joseph B. Tamney

    BRILL 2005; US$ 69.00

    This is a collection of original, new studies about religious changes in Chinese societies, focusing on the role of the state and market in affecting religious developments. It will interest people who want to understand China and/or religious change in modernizing societies more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 114.99

    The Fengdao kejie or "Rules and Precepts for Worshiping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist priesthood and monasticism, which was first formally organized in the sixth century. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training it describes the fundamental rules, organizational... more...

  • The Scripture on Great Peaceby Barbara Hendrischke

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This first Western-language translation of one of the great books of the Daoist religious tradition, the Taiping jing , or "Scripture on Great Peace," documents early Chinese medieval thought and lays the groundwork for a more complete understanding of Daoism?s origins. Barbara Hendrischke, a leading expert on the Taiping jing in the West, has spent... more...

  • Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophyby Bryan van Norden

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 46.00

    This book examines early Confucianism as a form of virtue ethics and Mohism as a version of consequentialism. more...

  • Ancestors and Anxietyby Stephen R. Bokenkamp

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of Stephen Bokenkamp's groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, he explores how Chinese authors, including Daoists and non-Buddhists, received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth... more...