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  • The Essential Huainanziby John S. Major; Sarah Queen; Andrew Meyer; Harold D. Roth

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Columbia University Press?s widely anticipated, complete translation of the Huainanzi , published in 2010, opened exciting new pathways in the study of classical Chinese philosophy and literature. Compiled in the second century B.C.E., the Huainanzi is a critical work of early Chinese thought, clarifying a crucial period in the development of Chinese... more...

  • Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 25.99

    Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free,... more...

  • The Huainanziby An Liu; John S. Major; Sarah Queen; Andrew Meyer; Harold D. Roth

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 79.99

    Compiled by scholars at the court of Liu An, king of Huainan, in the second century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly organized, sophisticated articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know," the text emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, brilliantly synthesizing... more...

  • The Tao Of Warby Ralph D. Sawyer

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    The perfect companion to the best-selling Art of War , this fascinating book provides lessons from ancient China on the dynamics of conflict more...

  • Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700by Jimmy Yu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 28.99

    In this illuminating study of a vital but long overlooked aspect of Chinese religious life, Jimmy Yu reveals that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, self-inflicted violence was an essential and sanctioned part of Chinese culture. He examines a wide range of practices, including blood writing, filial body-slicing, chastity mutilations and suicides,... more...

  • The Emergence of Daoismby Gil Raz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 168.00

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the development of the tradition between the first and... more...

  • Understand Chinese Mythologyby Te Lin

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 15.98

    Explore and enjoy the subtle truths that Chinese mythology, much of it widely overlooked, has to offer. more...

  • Contemporary Religious Movements in Taiwanby Kai-Ti Chou

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 159.95

    This book is a study of the recruitment strategies and conversion rhetoric in contemporary religious movements, focusing primarily on two movements in Taiwan, Tzu Chi and Falun Gong. The author demonstrates that an examination of such rhetoric has the potential to provide genuine insights into how a given religion gains adherents. This book contains... more...

  • Reconstructionist Confucianismby Ruiping Fan

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Contrasting with conventional Neo-Confucian attempts to recast the Confucian heritage in light of modern Western values, this book offers a Reconstructionist Confucian project to reclaim Confucian resources to meet contemporary moral and public policy challenges. Ruiping Fan argues that popular accounts of human goods and social justice within the... more...

  • Women, Religion, and Space in Chinaby Maria Jaschok; Jingjun Shui

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Through the use of archival and ethnographic sources and rich life testimonies, this book provides a rare glimpse into how women found space to hold firm in their religious beliefs and withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist regime in China that held rejection of religious beliefs and practices as a patriotic duty. more...