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Supplement to Cosmos and Community By Livia Kohn
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This book supplements Cosmos & Community by providing additional translations of texts on Daoist rules in five groups: 1. Materials pertaining to the early communities of the Celestial... More > Masters. 2. Works addressed mainly to lay followers, linked with the major medieval schools. 3. Guidelines for medieval monastic organization and behavior. 4. Variant lists of rules in texts from the middle ages through the Ming. 5. Complete Perfection texts that specify modern monastic ways.< 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
A Source Book in Chinese Longevity By Livia Kohn
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People today live longer than in any time in history and they want to stay young and active for many years to come. The Chinese have successfully practiced longevity techniques for millennia, working... More > with process-oriented and energy-based methods. Their literature is full of essential insights and practical guidelines to longer, healthier, and happier lives. A Source Book in Chinese Longevity is the first comprehensive collection of traditional longevity sources in English translation. Arranged chronologically, it presents materials from ancient medical manuscripts through medieval manuals and Daoist scriptures to late imperial works that specifically focus on women. Well organized and illustrated, it provides easy access to a treasure trove of information, fascinating to scholars, practitioners, and lay readers alike.< Less
Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way By Livia Kohn, Steve Jackowicz
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Health and Long Life brings together the wide variety of Chinese medical and spiritual methods in one integrated volume. It provides not only a basic description, but also discusses the relationship... More > of Chinese healing to contemporary Western science and religious Daoism.< Less