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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 104.99

    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$ 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$ 44.00

    This 2007 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$ 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...

  • Qigong der Wudang-Möncheby Yürgen Oster

    Springer Vienna 2008; US$ 39.99

    In der Mitte Chinas liegt das Wudang-Gebirge. Hier hat das spezielle Qigong der Sanfeng-Daoisten seine Wurzeln, dessen Leitsatz "Seiner Natur folgen ? zurückkehren zum Ursprung" dem großen Meister Huo Long (um 1200) zugeschrieben wird. Ziel der Übung ist es, verbrauchtes, Krankheit verursachendes Qi aus dem Körper abzugeben und frisches, verjüngendes... more...