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  • The Daodejing of Laoziby Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.95

    Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered. more...

  • Taoism For Dummiesby Jonathan Herman

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matter your background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated book in the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the rise in China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds of millions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliable information about... more...

  • Zhuangzi: The Essential Writingsby Zhuangzi; Brook Ziporyn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95

    Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation.... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tsu

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.49

    This book, written approximately 2500 years ago, is probably the most influential book of all time. Its 81 chapters have been translated into English more times than any other Chinese document. The Tao Te Ching provides the basis for the philosophical school of Taoism. more...

  • Secret of the Golden Flowerby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99

    This ancient esoteric treatise was transmitted orally for centuries before being recorded on a series of wooden tablets in the eighth century. It was recorded by a member of the Religion of Light, whose leader was the Taoist adept Lu Yen (also known as Lu Yen and Lu ?Guest of the Cavern?). It is said that Lu Tzu became one of the Eight Immortals using... more...

  • 365 Taoby Ming-Dao Deng

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    Place the word Tao Into your heart. Use no other words. The Tao is constantly moving, the path that all life and the whole universe takes. There is nothing that is not part of it?harmonious living is to know and to move with the Tao?it is a way of life, the natural order of things, a force that flows through all life. 365 Tao is a contemporary... more...

  • Scholar Warriorby Ming-Dao Deng

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 17.99

    In this beautifully illustrated offering of ancient wisdom, Deng Ming-Dao shares the secrets of the spiritual path handed down to him by Kwan Saihung, his Taoist master, as well as by herbalists, martial artists, and other practitioners of the ancient arts. Deng shows how Taoist philosophy and practice may be integrated into contemporary Western lifestyles... more...

  • In Search of the Folk Daoists of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With case studies on parts of Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tzu; Ralph Allen Dale

    Watkins Media Ltd 2016; US$ 7.99

    The late Ralph Alan Dale translates Tao as the Great Integrity, that is the return to holism, honesty and creativity; our harmony with each other, with the environment and indeed with ourselves. We are perhaps the first generation in the 2500 years since this inspirational book was written, to fully appreciate the words and their message. It resonates... more...

  • Sex, Health, and Long Lifeby Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 1999; US$ 17.99

    The benefits of sexual bliss were not lost on the ancients, who knew well its powers to enhance health, concentration, and peace of mind. These ancient Chinese Taoist texts explain the transformative effects sex can have when properly and wisely practiced, demonstrating Taoism?s emphasis on cultivating life?s "three treasures"?vitality, energy, and... more...