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  • 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$ 98.99

    This title offers a complete annotated translation of the 'Fengdao Keije', accompanied by three introductory chapters that outline the development of Daoist organisations, discuss the date and compilation of the work, and introduce key issues of terminology and world view. more...

  • The Scripture on Great Peaceby Barbara Hendrischke

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    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$ 42.00

    This 2007 book examines early Confucianism as a form of virtue ethics and Mohism as a version of consequentialism. more...

  • Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophyby Antonia LoLordo

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    A comprehensive treatment of the seventeenth-century philosopher Pierre Gassendi. more...

  • 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...

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thoughtby Eske Møllgaard

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi?s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the unity of Zhuangzi?s thought, in particular in his views... more...

  • Explorations in Daoismby Ho Peng Yoke

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts concerning ritual, alchemical and meditation practices within Daoist religion. Many of these texts are undated and anonymous, so dating them is essential for a clear understanding of the development of Chinese alchemy, and the place of these texts in history. Ho Peng Yoke's... 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...

  • Taoismby Hsiao-Lan Hu; William Allen

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    A Chinese mystical philosophy, Taoism was founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. Taoism is a way of life promoting the "Tao" as a force that flows through all sentient beings. When the Tao is in balance, perfect happiness is possible. more...