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The Many Lives of Yang Zhu

Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.

Ziran

The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.

The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism

Brings early Daoist writings into conversation with contemporary contemplative studies.

Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness

Investigates the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.

Dao and Sign in History

Provides a new perspective on important linguistic issues in philosophical and religious Daoism through the comparative lens of twentieth-century European philosophies of language.

Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians

Looks at the Daoist Zhuangzi's critique of Confucianism.

Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity

An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.

In the Shadows of the Dao

Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation.

Gendering Chinese Religion

Edited by Jinhua Jia, Xiaofei Kang, and Ping Yao
Subjects: Asian Studies

A gender-critical consideration of women and religion in Chinese traditions from medieval to modern times.

The Way of Complete Perfection

Selected by Louis Komjathy
Translated by Louis Komjathy
Introduction by Louis Komjathy
Subjects: Religion And Spirituality

An anthology of English translations of primary texts of the Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) school of Daoism.

The Old Master

A unique translation of and commentary on the Laozi, based on the oldest edition of the work.

Riding the Wind with Liezi

New attention and fresh perspectives on the classic, but neglected, text of Daoism, the Liezi.

The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking

A work of and about comparative philosophy that stresses the importance of language in intercultural endeavors.

Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching

Examines the traditional and modern Western interpretations of the Tao-te-ching, and its author, Lao-tzu.

The Elemental Changes

Composed in 2 B. C., as "The I Ching revised and enlarged," The Elemental Changes is a divination manual providing a clear method for distinguishing alternative courses of action. Structured in 81 tetragrams ...