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- 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...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
Serge Augier explains the theory, concepts and practice of the Daoist tradition of Da Xuan with a unique simplicity, allowing practitioners of all levels to gain insight into the reasoning behind different elements of their practice. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 21.99
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...
- 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...