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  • The Golden Peaches of Samarkandby Edward H. Schafer

    Hauraki Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    In the seventh century the kingdom of Samarkand sent formal gifts of fancy yellow peaches, large as goose eggs and with a color like gold, to the Chinese court at Ch’ang-an. What kind of fruit these golden peaches really were cannot now be guessed, but they have the glamour of mystery, and they symbolize all the exotic things longed for, and unknown... more...

  • Behold Your Queen!by Gladys Malvern

    Hauraki Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    It is the ancient days of the Persian Empire. Hadassah was content in her quiet life in the Jewish quarter of the city of Babylon with her uncle Mordecai, who had raised her from childhood. But she was old enough to be married, and yet her uncle hadn’t arranged a marriage for her. Meanwhile in Shushan, King Ahasuerus’ marriage to the vain and selfish... more...

  • The Chinese Ginger Jarsby Myra Scovel; Nelle Keys Bell

    Hauraki Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    The Chinese Ginger Jars is a bright and intimate portrait of the adventures, trials, and achievements of an American housewife who lived through dangerous days in modern China. When Myra Scovel arrived in Peking in 1930 with her medical missionary husband and infant son, China was a land steeped in an ancient culture, mellow as the smooth cream ivory... more...

  • A Daughter Of Hanby Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai; Ida Pruitt

    Hauraki Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Within the common destiny is the individual destiny. So it is that through the telling of one Chinese peasant woman's life, a vivid vision of Chinese history and culture is illuminated. Over the course of two years, Ida Pruitt—a bicultural social worker, writer, and contributor to Sino-American understanding—visited with Ning Lao T'ai-ta'i, three times... more...

  • Dream Trippersby David A. Palmer; Elijah Siegler

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 27.50

    Over the past few decades, Daoism has become a recognizable part of Western “alternative” spiritual life. Now, that Westernized version of Daoism is going full circle, traveling back from America and Europe to influence Daoism in China.   Dream Trippers draws on more than a decade of ethnographic work with Daoist monks and Western seekers to... more...

  • Gods, Heroes, and Ancestorsby Anh Q. Tran

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    This is the first translation in English of the anonymously authored 1752 manuscript Tam Giáo Chu Vong ( The Errors of the Three Religions ). Structured as a dialogue between a Christian priest and a Confucian, this work paints a rich picture of the three traditional Vietnamese religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism. more...

  • Barefoot Doctor's Handbook for Heroesby Stephen Russell

    Barefoot Doctor 1999; US$ 14.45

    Based on the ancient Taoist idea of the 'Five Excellences', this handbook will teach you how to raise your profile to unprecedented heights in order to convey your own unique message to the world and thus make yourself available to receive bucket loads of money, and all in a spiritually sorted way. Whether beginning the quest or an old hand, this handbook... more...

  • Bagua Daoyinby David Alexander; Jinghan He

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 19.95

    In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for. more...

  • A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thoughtby Chad Hansen

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 57.99

    This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher's sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning. That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory. It must provide a single coherent account of the issues that motivated both the recently untangled Chinese linguistic... more...

  • Daoismby Paula Hartz

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Discusses the history, basic beliefs, and traditional practices of Daoism as well as the renewed interest and growth in modern China and the world. more...