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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 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    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$ 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

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

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tse; James Legge

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to... 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$ 29.99

    Abseits der Touristenströme, in der Mitte Chinas, liegt das Wudang-Gebirge. Hier hat eine besondere Form des Daoismus, der ureigenen chinesischen Religion, ihre Wurzeln. Die Sanfeng-Daoisten betreiben Kampfkünste und praktizieren ein spezielles Qigong? more...