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Hiding the World in the World
Hiding the World in the World (September 2003)
Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi
Scott Cook - Editor

Presents wide-ranging and up-to-date interpretations of the Zhuangzi, the Daoist classic and one of the most elusive works ever written.

A literary and philosophical masterpiece of its age, and yet one of the most puzzling and elusive texts ever written, the Zhuangzi has been continuously reinterpreted. Here the age-old hermeneutic project of reading the Zhuangzi is brought up to the present with ...(Read More)
The Penumbra Unbound
The Penumbra Unbound (March 2003)
The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang
Brook Ziporyn - Author

Explores the work of Guo Xiang, a Neo-Taoist thinker who developed a radical philosophy of freedom and spontaneity.

The Penumbra Unbound
is the first English language book-length study of the Neo-Taoist thinker Guo Xiang (d. 312 C.E.), commentator on the classic Taoist text, the Zhuangzi. The author explores Guo's philosophy of freedom and spontaneity, explains its coherence and importance, and shows its influen...(Read More)
Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Laozi
Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Laozi (April 1999)
Mark Csikszentmihalyi - Editor
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor

Leading scholars examine religious and philosophical dimensions of the Chinese classic known as the Daodejing or Laozi.

Renowned international scholars examine crucial issues surrounding the Laozi, the third century Chinese classic also known as the Daodejing in this indispensable volume. The work offers diverse interpretations, a wide range of scholarly traditions, and a variety of ways to e...(Read More)
Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion
Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion (October 1998)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

Using a wide variety of original sources, this book examines how and why early Taoists carried out such ascetic practices as fasting, celibacy, sleep deprivation, and wilderness seclusion.

Using a wide variety of original sources, this book brings to light how and why asceticism was carried out by Taoists during the first six centuries of the common era. It examines the practice of fasting, celibacy, self-imposed povert...(Read More)
Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi
Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi (September 1998)
Roger T. Ames - Editor

A diverse collection of interpretive essays on the third-century B.C.E. Daoist classic, the Zhuangzi, which continues the long commentarial tradition on this work and underscores its relevance to our own time and place.

Chinese philosophy specialists examine the Zhuangzi, a third century B.C.E. Daoist classic, in this collection of interpretive essays. The Zhuangzi is a celebration of human creativity--its languag...(Read More)
Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching
Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching (April 1998)
Livia Kohn - Editor
Michael LaFargue - Editor

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

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

"There are so many things about this book that please me. It presents the most up-to-date scholarship on Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching. The essays approach the text and its legendary author from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Furthermor...(Read More)
The Elemental Changes
The Elemental Changes (January 1994)
The Ancient Chinese Companion to the I Ching. The T'ai Hsuan Ching of Master Yang Hsiung Text and Commentaries translated by Michael Nylan
Michael Nylan - Author

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 ( as opposed to the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching), the book offers much to the modern reader. Today in the West, The Elemental Changes is an essential tool for understanding the Tao as it operates in the Cosmos, in t...(Read More)
After Truth
After Truth (December 1993)
Explorations in Life Sense
Mervyn Sprung - Author

This book begins from the conviction that, in the post-Nietzschean desert of our time, people are left without any means of penetrating those great realms of worth and sense from which philosophy has withdrawn and which science ignores. Yet people are compelled by a profound need to live in a world that secures belief in human worth.

In this unusual soliloquy, the author explores how we might begin to live our way into these trackless...(Read More)
The Taoist Experience
The Taoist Experience (October 1993)
An Anthology
Livia Kohn - Editor

"Livia Kohn is one of the very best and most prolific Taoist scholars in the world. Here, she draws upon the revolution in Taoist scholarship during the past few decades, and provides a much needed representative anthology of primary Taoist texts, making these important materials available to the non-specialist scholar, to students, and to the general public." -- Norman Girardot, Lehigh University

"This is a work whose time has come, a landm...(Read More)
Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought
Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought (August 1993)
John R. Suler - Author

This book explores the convergence of psychoanalysis and Asian thought. It explores key theoretical issues. What role does paradox play in psychological transformations? How can the oriental emphasis on attaining "no-self" be reconciled with the western emphasis on achieving an integrated self? The book also inquires into pragmatic questions concerning the nature of psychological change and the practice of psychotherapy. The Taoist I Ching...(Read More)
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