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  • The Religious Question in Modern Chinaby Vincent Goossaert; David A. Palmer

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    Recent events—from strife in Tibet and the rapid growth of Christianity in China to the spectacular expansion of Chinese Buddhist organizations around the globe—vividly demonstrate that one cannot understand the modern Chinese world without attending closely to the question of religion. The Religious Question in Modern China highlights... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tsu; Jane English; Gia-Fu Feng; Toinette Lippe; Jacob Needleman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.95

    For nearly two generations, this translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Now Jane English and her long-time editor, Toinette Lippe, have refreshed and revised the translation, so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, while taking... more...

  • A Basic Daoby Philip Robyn

    Long River Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    Aesthetic, minimalist presentation of the basic philosophical elements of the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching). more...

  • Confucianismby Ronnie L. Littlejohn

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 26.00

    It is arguably Confucianism, not Communism, which lies at the core of China's deepest sense of self. Although reviled by Chinese intellectuals of the 1950s-1990s, who spoke of it as 'yellow silt clotting the arteries of the country', Confucianism has defied eradication, remaining a fundamental part of the nation's soul for 2500 years. And now, as China... more...

  • Do Nothingby Siroj Sorajjakool; John Cobb

    Templeton Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget the words." In Do Nothing , author Siroj Sorajjakool lends us some of his insightful words to help us all "catch" the provocative ideas of one of China's most important literary and philosophical giants—one who emerged... more...

  • The New Lao Tzuby Ray Grigg

    Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 18.95

    A new interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, this book is a celebration of the Way of Harmony and Balance. Ray Grigg transforms what has been traditionally called the Tao Te Ching, what he calls the Lao Tzu, from the mysterious to the meaningful. He accomplishes this by abandoning the historical convention of a literal reading of the Chinese texts.... more...

  • Opening the Dragon Gateby Chen Kaiguo; Zheng Shunchao; Thomas Cleary

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and... 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...

  • The Heavens Declareby Rodney Holder

    Templeton Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    One of the central themes of inquiry for Karl Barth, the twentieth-century Protestant theologian, was the notion of revelation. Although he was suspicious of natural theology (i.e. the seeking of evidence for God’s existence in the ordered structure of the world), recent scientific advances (notably in physics and cosmology) and the flourishing... more...

  • The Philosophy of the Daodejingby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    For centuries, the ancient Chinese philosophical text the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has fascinated and frustrated its readers. While it offers a wealth of rich philosophical insights concerning the cultivation of one's body and attaining one's proper place within nature and the cosmos, its teachings and structure can be enigmatic and obscure. ... more...