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China

  • East Meets Westby John Adago

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2014; US$ 15.99

    An account of how the philosophy of the East came to be so integrated into the everyday lives of millions in the West, this book focuses on a select group of men and women who endeavored tirelessly to inject Eastern wisdom into a lacking Western worldview. From G. I. Gurdjieff and P. D. Ouspensky, who first perceived a missing element in Western thought,... more...

  • Chinese Ritual and Politicsby Emily Martin Ahern

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 36.00

    Ritual action in China often takes its logic from political action. In this book Emily Ahern explores the implications of this. more...

  • Confucian Political Ethicsby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    For much of the twentieth century, Confucianism was condemned by Westerners and East Asians alike as antithetical to modernity. Internationally renowned philosophers, historians, and social scientists argue otherwise in Confucian Political Ethics . They show how classical Confucian theory--with its emphasis on family ties, self-improvement, education,... more...

  • Confucianism for the Modern Worldby Daniel A. Bell; Hahm Chaibong

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

    This volume argues for the relevance of Confucian policies and institutions for the contemporary world. more...

  • Confucianismby John Berthrong; Evelyn Berthrong

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.99

    Against the backdrop of seventeenth-century China, this unique new introduction follows a Confucian couple, together with their family, friends, and staff, through a typical day. The result offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual, scholarly, and practical aspects of Confucianism. 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...

  • Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume I, 1836by William Buckland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 400.00

    Moving away from his earlier belief in a short, catastrophic history of the Earth, this volume shows how Buckland envisages instead progressive change as the Earth gradually cooled as it was prepared for human occupation. Extinct creatures did not die out because they were poorly designed; God loved the dinosaurs and had adapted them to their various... more...

  • Tibetan Ritualby Jose Ignacio Cabezon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 22.99

    Ritual is one of the most pervasive religious phenomena in the Tibetan cultural world. Despite its ubiquity and importance to Tibetan cultural life, however, only in recent years has Tibetan ritual been given the attention it deserves. This is the first scholarly collection to focus on this important subject. Unique in its historical, geographical... more...

  • To Live as Long as Heaven and Earthby Robert F. Campany

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 105.00

    In late classical and early medieval China, ascetics strove to become transcendents--deathless beings with supernormal powers. Practitioners developed dietetic, alchemical, meditative, gymnastic, sexual, and medicinal disciplines (some of which are still practiced today) to perfect themselves and thus transcend death. Narratives of their achievements... more...

  • Confucianismby Chi Yun Chang; Orient Lee

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 127.00

    This book is the Magnum Opus dedicated to Mr Chi Yun Chang, a prominent historian as well as the founder of Chinese Culture University. This book illustrates the six elements of Confucius' teachings: Philosophy of Life Ethics, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Creation, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Providence and Philosophy of Peace.The... more...