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Taoism

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  • The World's Religions: The Religions of Asiaby Friedhelm Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 83.95

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Quantum Soupby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95

    Peppered with a delicate mix of wisdom and humour, this new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting. Every mini-essay is accompanied by the author's calligraphy and illustrations, including those appearing for the first time. more...

  • Effortless Actionby Edward Slingerland

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 52.99

    This book presents a systematic account of the role of the personal spiritual ideal of wu-wei--literally "no doing," but better rendered as "effortless action"--in early Chinese thought. Edward Slingerland's analysis shows that wu-wei represents the most general of a set of conceptual metaphors having to do with a state of effortless ease and unself-consciousness.... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tzu; D.C. Lau

    Penguin Books Ltd 1974; US$ 12.68

    Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551 - 479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe. The moral code it encourages is based on modesty... more...

  • I Ching in plain Englishby George Hulskramer

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    The I Ching focuses on the belief that change is always possible, the only mistake in life is to be inflexible and not open to the opportunity of growth. It can be consulted about any situation where you desire to change an aspect of your life or your relationship with another. The I Ching seeks to make the most of any situation and to overcome the... more...

  • The Dao of the Militaryby Andrew Meyer; John S. Major

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Master Sun’s The Art of War , the best-known ancient text on adversarial strategy, is by no means China’s only treatise on military affairs. A single chapter in the Huainanzi , an important compendium of philosophy and political theory written in the second century B.C.E., synthesizes the entire corpus of military literature inherited from the Chinese... more...

  • The Lunar Taoby Ming-Dao Deng

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.49

    From Taosim expert Ming-Dao Deng comes The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, bringing to life the Chinese Lunar Calendar via the prism of Taoism. In The Lunar Tao, each day of the Lunar year is represented with a reading meditation, beautiful Chinese illustrations, and interesting facts about the festivals and traditions, providing... more...

  • The Tao Is Silentby Raymond M. Smullyan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.24

    The Tao Is Silent Is Raymond Smullyan's beguiling and whimsical guide to the meaning and value of eastern philosophy to westerners. "To me," Writes Smullyan, "Taoism means a state of inner serenity combined with an intense aesthetic awareness. Neither alone is adequate; a purely passive serenity is kind of dull, and an anxiety-ridden awareness... more...

  • Tao-Te-Chingby Derek Bryce; Leon Wieger

    Red Wheel Weiser 1999; US$ 16.95

    Translated by Derek Bryce from Lao-Tzu on Wieger's 1913 French rendition of his Les Peres du Syteme Taoist . This volume also contains Bryce's summaries of writings attributed to Huai-Nan-Tzu, Kuan-Yin-Tzu, and Tung-Ku-Ching from Wieger's Histoire des Croyances et des Opinions Philosophiques en Chine. Bryce demonstrates a conscious commitment to... more...

  • The Mysterious Power of Xingyi Quanby C S Tang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 49.95

    This in-depth, fully-illustrated guide covers the history and traditions of this Chinese martial art, describing its movements, and their effects. It contains a full teaching guide to this potent fighting system and its underlying principles, including the Twelve Animal Forms, linking forms, two person sets, basic skills and weapons training. more...