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Women in Daoism By Catherine Despeux, Livia Kohn
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Women in Daoism outlines the status and roles of women in the Daoist tradition from it inception to the present day. It describes the historical development and role of Doaist women in Chinese... More > society, focusing on the different ideals women stood for as much as on the religious practices they cultivated< Less
Women in Daoism By Catherine Despeux, Livia Kohn
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Women in Daoism outlines the status and roles of women in the Daoist tradition from it inception to the present day. It describes the historical development and role of Doaist women in Chinese... More > society, focusing on the different ideals women stood for as much as on the religious practices they cultivated< Less
Zhuang Zi: The Classic of Daoism By Derek Lee
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This Daoist Classic originated from the Warring States period of ancient China (475–221 BCE). The ideas of Zhuang Zi are sometimes quite abstruse and are not as accessible as those of Plato;... More > nor are they suited to the Western preference for linear methods of exposition. But he does reveal a remarkably sophisticated philosophical outlook; a gentle, if sometimes, provocative humour; and, incidentally, displays and affirms our common humanity despite the passage of over two thousand years. Zhuang Zi writes mainly using allegory and example. The Western preference is for complex clarity; even if, it would appear, that assumed clarity is deceptive. This new translation was undertaken because it was felt that earlier translations were not very sympathetic to Zhuang Zi’s Daoism and his latent anarchism; and they tended to smother the former in theistic concepts whilst obscuring the latter as much as they could. It is felt that this new translation brings a greater clarity to a significant number of passages.< Less
Zen and Daoism, Action and Inaction By ANTHONY J. FEJFAR,
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In this Tract Book Essay, Anthony J. Fejfar argues that one must use both Daoism and Zen in order to lead a good life.
Zen and Daoism, Action and Inaction By ANTHONY J. FEJFAR,
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In this Tract Book Essay, Anthony J. Fejfar argues that one must use both Daoism and Zen in order to lead a good life.
Daoism and Chinese Culture By Livia Kohn
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A long-awaited textbook that introduces the major schools, treachings, and practices of Daoism, this work presents a chronological survey that is thematically divided into four parts: Ancient... More > Thought, Religious Communities, Spiritual Practices, and Modernity. It offers an integrated vision of the Daoist tradition in is historical and cultural context, estab-lishing connections with relevant information on Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, popular religion, and political developments. It also places Daoism into a larger theoretical and comparative framework, relating it to mysticism, millenarianism, forms of religious organization, ritual, meditation, and modernity. The book makes ample use of original materials and provides references to further readings and original sources in translation. It is a powerful resource for teaching and studying alike.< Less
Daoism & Chinese Culture By Livia Kohn
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A long-awaited textbook that introduces the major schools, teachings, and practices of Daoism, this work presents a chronological survey that is thematically divided into four parts: Ancient Thought,... More > Religious Communities, Spiritual Practices, and Modernity. The work offers an integrated vision of the Daoist tradition in its historical and cultural context, establishing connections with relevant information on Confucianism, Buddhism, popular religion, and political developments. It also places Daoism into a larger theoretical and comparative context. The book makes ample use of original materials and provides references to further readings and original sources in translation.< Less
Myth and Meaning in Early Daoism By N. J. Girardot
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Myth and Meaning in Early Daoism examines some of the earliest texts associated with the Daoist tradition from the comparative history of religions and finds a thematic and soteriological unity... More > rooted in the mythological symbolism of hundun, the primal chaos being and principle that is foundational for the philosophy and practice of the Dao as creatio continua in cosmic, social, and individual life. Dedicated to the proposition that ancient Chinese texts and traditions are often best understood from a broad interdisciplinary and interpretive perspective, this work when it was written challenged many prevailing conceptions of the Daode jing and Zhuangzi as primarily “philosophical” texts without any religious significance or affinity with the later sectarian traditions. While controversial and at times playfully provocative, the methodology and findings of this book are still important for the ongoing scholarship about Daoism in China and the world.< Less
Myth and Meaning in Early Daoism By N. J. Girardot
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Myth and Meaning in Early Daoism examines some of the earliest texts associated with the Daoist tradition from the comparative history of religions and finds a thematic and soteriological unity... More > rooted in the mythological symbolism of hundun, the primal chaos being and principle that is foundational for the philosophy and practice of the Dao as creatio continua in cosmic, social, and individual life. Dedicated to the proposition that ancient Chinese texts and traditions are often best understood from a broad interdisciplinary and interpretive perspective, this work when it was written challenged many prevailing conceptions of the Daode jing and Zhuangzi as primarily “philosophical” texts without any religious significance or affinity with the later sectarian traditions. While controversial and at times playfully provocative, the methodology and findings of this book are still important for the ongoing scholarship about Daoism in China and the world.< Less
Taoism vs. Daoism By Anthony Fejfar
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In this Essay, Anthony J. Fejfar contrasts Daoism with Taoism.