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- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99
Wu Zhao (624705), better known as Wu Zetian or Empress Wu, is the only woman to have ruled China over the course of its 5,000-year history. How did she rise to power, and why was she never overthrown? Exploring a mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries, this multifaceted history suggests that Wu Zhao drew on China?s rich pantheon of female... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Flipping convention on its head, Eric Dietrich argues that science uncovers awe-inspiring, enduring mysteries, while religion, regarded as the source for such mysteries, is a biological phenomenon. Just like spoken language, Dietrich shows that religion is an evolutionary adaptation. Science is the source of perplexing yet beautiful mysteries, however... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 14.95
Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind-opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely-influential... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
The Encyclopedia , the first of its kind, introduces Confucianism as a whole, with 1,235 entries giving full information on its history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and on the adaptation, transformation and new thinking taking place in China and other Eastern Asian countries. An indispensable source for further study... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism?s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, politics, and popular culture, not to mention Buddhism... more...
- Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2015; US$ 12.40
Das in der Zeit der Streitenden Reiche entstandene Werk des chinesischen Gelehrten Zhuangzi gilt als Grundlagentext des Daoismus, wird aber üblicherweise als unergründlich für unseren westlichen und modernen Blick erklärt. Jean François Billeter wendet sich gegen diese verharmlosende Exotik und behauptet: Zhuangzis Schriften sind verständlich und offenbaren... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
This book examines the role popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics. The popular religion of Nuo will be used as an example of how the new role has enabled the religion to be directly incorporated into the Chinese Community Party's policies, to be viewed as supporting the legitimacy of the regime, and to function as a tool to enhance... 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...