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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published books in the subject of Taoism — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

    Between Mind and Body

    Edited by Geoffrey Samuel, Jay Johnston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Emergence of Daoism

    Creation of Tradition

    By Gil Raz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    At the core of Daoism are ancient ideas concerning the Way, the fundamental process of existence (the Dao). Humans, as individuals and as a society, should be aligned with the Dao in order to attain the fullness of life and its potential. This book presents the history of early Daoism, tracing the...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  3. An Introduction to Daoist Thought

    Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi

    By Eske Møllgaard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi’s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Explorations in Daoism

    Medicine and Alchemy in Literature

    By Ho Peng Yoke

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts concerning ritual, alchemical and meditation practices within Daoist religion. Many of these texts are undated and anonymous, so dating them is essential for a clear understanding of the development of Chinese alchemy, and...

    Published July 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Taoism

    2-Volume Set

    Edited by Fabrizio Pregadio

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. It contains hundreds of entries authored by an international body of experts which cover areas such as schools and traditions, texts,...

    Published June 26th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644)

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Daoism in History

    Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan

    Edited by Benjamin Penny

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Over the last decade there has been a marked increase in the study of Daoism especially in Japan, China and the West, with a new generation of scholars broadening our understanding of the religion. Including contributions from the foremost scholars in the field, Daoism in History presents...

    Published August 11th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Introducing Chinese Religions

    By Mario Poceski

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Chinese Religions is the ideal starting point for students exploring the fascinating religious traditions of China. This introduction covers the whole spectrum of Chinese religious history, from the multi-faceted religious heritage of pre-modern China, to the practice of different...

    Published June 18th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Introducing Daoism

    By Livia Kohn

    Series: World Religions

    Daoism is one of the major religious traditions of the East, but in the past has not been as well known as Buddhism and Hinduism. With the increased interest in Eastern religions, and alternative spiritual traditions, interest in Daoism is increasing. Introducing Daoism is a lively and accessible...

    Published September 25th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Taoism

    The Enduring Tradition

    By Russell Kirkland

    This clear and reliable introduction to Taoism (also known as Daoism) brings a fresh dimension to a tradition that has found a natural place in Western society. Examining Taoist sacred texts together with current scholarship, it surveys Taoism's ancient roots, contemporary heritage and role in...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge