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China

  • Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothersby Norman H. Rothschild

    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...

  • Excellent Beautyby Eric Dietrich

    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...

  • Tao Te Chingby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Encyclopedia of Confucianismby Xinzhong Yao

    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...

  • Daoism in Japanby Jeffrey L. Richey

    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...

  • Shen Gong and Nei Dan in Da Xuanby Serge Augier; Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming

    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...

  • A Public Godby Neil Ormerod

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Natural theology is a philosophical site that is hotly debated and controversial?it is claimed by Roman Catholics, Protestants, and Evangelicals as a crucial vantage point for the intersection of theology, philosophy, science, and politics. It is strongly contested by some theologians, such as those influenced by Barth, as well as some philosophers... more...

  • Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern Chinaby Philip Clart; Gregory Adam Scott

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 123.50

    Research into the print culture of late-Qing and Republican China has revealed a vibrant world of print media. Recent studies have also shown that far from being marginalized, religion in modern China enjoyed widespread popularity and in many cases expanded its field of activity. This book explores how religious ideas and practices in... more...

  • Evolutionary Creationby Denis O. Lamoureux

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    In this provocative book, evolutionist and evangelical Christian Denis O. Lamoureux proposes an approach to origins that moves beyond the 'evolution-versus-creation' debate. Arguing for an intimate relationship between the "Book of God's Words" and the "Book of God's Works", he presents evolutionary creation - a... more...

  • Confucianismby Paul R. Goldin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    "Confucianism" presents the history and salient tenets of Confucian thought, and discusses its viability, from both a social and a philosophical point of view, in the modern world. Despite most of the major Confucian texts having been translated into English, there remains a surprising lack of straightforward textbooks on Confucian philosophy in any... more...