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  • Ancestors and Anxietyby Stephen R. Bokenkamp

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Blue Dragon, White Tigerby S. Robertson; Chang Sen Feng; Shifu Hwang; Cheney Crow

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first time, carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries. more...

  • Carry Tiger to Mountainby Stephen Legault

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching interpreted for activists and leaders -- spritual activism for the 21st century. 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...

  • Chinese Religiositiesby Mayfair Mei-hui Yang

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    The long twentieth century in China and Taiwan has seen both a dramatic process of state-driven secularization and modernization and a vigorous revival of contemporary religious life. Chinese Religiosities explores the often vexed relationship between the modern Chinese state and religious practice. The essays in this comprehensive, multidisciplinary... more...

  • Chuang Tsuby Gia-fu Feng; Jane English

    Hay House 2014; US$ 20.00

    Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters is a companion volume to Gia-fu Feng and Jane English ’s translation of Tao Te Ching , which has enjoyed great success since its publication in 1972. Very little is known about Chuang Tsu, and that little is inextricably woven into legend. It is said that he was a contemporary of Mencius, an official in the Lacquer Garden... more...

  • The Complete Works of Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 59.99

    Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy?s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions... 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...

  • Confucian Political Ethicsby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    For much of the twentieth century, Confucianism was condemned by Westerners and East Asians alike as antithetical to modernity. Internationally renowned philosophers, historians, and social scientists argue otherwise in Confucian Political Ethics . They show how classical Confucian theory--with its emphasis on family ties, self-improvement, education,... more...

  • Confucianismby Rodney Taylor

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    The volumes in the new series Religions of the World surveys religions that have had a major impact on the history of the world and that continue to play a role in relationships between nations and ethnic groups. All aspects--including roots and founding, primary beliefs and cultural activities, the way the faiths are viewed by the rest of the world,... more...