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New Visions of the Zhuangzi By Livia Kohn
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A collection of thirteen essays on the ancient Daoist philosophical work Zhuangzi, this presents new angles and approaches. It overcomes the traditional division of schools in favor of topics, sheds... More > new light on key philosophical notions, examines Zhuangzi’s relation to language, and explores issues of ethics, virtue, and personal perfection. In addition, it also applies modern neuroscience to its instructions, explores its vision of the ideal mind, and connects Zhuangzi’s teachings to issues of education and community relevant in contemporary society.< Less
New Visions of the Zhuangzi By Livia Kohn
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A collection of thirteen essays on the ancient Daoist philosophical work Zhuangzi, this presents new angles and approaches. It overcomes the traditional division of schools in favor of topics, sheds... More > new light on key philosophical notions, examines Zhuangzi’s relation to language, and explores issues of ethics, virtue, and personal perfection. In addition, it also applies modern neuroscience to its instructions, explores its vision of the ideal mind, and connects Zhuangzi’s teachings to issues of education and community relevant in contemporary society.< Less
Laughing at the Dao: Debates among Buddhists and Daoists in Medieval China By Livia Kohn
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The Xiaodao lun (Laughing at the Dao) is an important document of the debates among Buddhists and Daoists in sixth-century China. Written by the Daoist renegade Zhen Luan in the year 570, the text... More > aims to expose inconsistencies in Daoist doctrine, cosmology, ritual, and religious practice. In a complete and fully annotated translation, Livia Kohn places the work within the context of the debates and exposes the political schemes behind the apparently religious disputes. The translation is framed by an introduction on the history of the debates as well as by two appendixes, on materials of earlier and later debates and on the Daoist sources cited in the Xiaodao lun. Richly informed and highly relevant to an understanding of medieval China, Kohn’s work enhances the study of medieval Buddhist and Daoist myth, rhetoric, and ideology.< Less
Readings in Daoist Mysticism By Livia Kohn
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A handy reader for students and teachers of mysticism in theory and practice, this collects 140 pages of expanded conference presentations and re-edited articles together with 90 pages of easily... More > accessible translations of relevant primary sources. It is ideally suited for specific classes on Daoism and Chinese religions, comprehensive courses on Asian religions, and introductions to mysticism in comparative perspective. It can also be used for general information on the subject or to access relevant sources.< Less