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Suncoast Collection By Livia Kohn, Ellen McRanor, Bob Davidson
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17 new Scottish Country dances from Florida's Suncoast, the western part of the state, by teachers at the Dunedin, Sarasota, and Saint Petersburg groups. Good fun, with a great variety of figures and... More > combinations.< Less
The Suncoast Collection By Livia Kohn, Ellen McRanor, Bob Davidson
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A collection of seventeen new dances, devised by teachers from Florida's Gulf Coast, teaching in Dunedin, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg. The dances reflect local themes as well as personal experiences... More > of the devisers. With tunes by Anne Hooper, David Knight, and from traditional sources.< Less
Zhuangzi: Text and Context By Livia Kohn
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Zhuangzi: Text and Context is a comprehensive discussion of the ancient Daoist work Zhuangzi in 24 chapters, providing a chronologically-based outline of the context of the work, from the compilation... More > of the text to its reading in 21st century ecology, plus a systematic discussion and interpretation of its central concepts from perfect happiness to playful uselessness. The book integrates a vast spectrum of original and secondary sources, examines the history and ideas in a wide context, both within China and cross-culturally, and relates many of Zhuangzi’s key notions and practices to modern science, notably physics, biology, and psychology. Encyclopedic in scope, meticulous in execution, and skillfully presented, it is a must for anyone interested in traditional Chinese thought.< 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