Taoism The Enduring Tradition
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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 daily life.From Taoism's spiritual philosophy to its practical perspectives on life and death, self-cultivation, morality, society, leadership and gender, Russell Kirkland's essential guide reveals the real contexts behind concepts such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi.
Copyright year: 2004
Publication date: 6/15/2004
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Understanding Taoism Realities, Constructs, and Hermeneutical Challenges|
|What "Taoism" is: Fact, Tradition, and Self-Identification|
|The Classical Legacy|
|Taoism and 'The Hundred Schools'|
|The 'Useless Words' of Chuang Chou|
|Cultivating Life's Subtle Forces: The Nei-Yeh|
|From 'The Elders' of Ch'u to the Chi-hsia Academy: The Tao Te Ching|
|What Taoists Inherited from Classical Times|
|The Course of the Taoist Tradition|
|The High-Water Mark|
|The Damming of the Tao?|
|Old Currents, New Channels|
|Life in the Tideways|
|The Socio-Political Matrix of Taoism|
|Women in Taoism: Data, Interpretation, and Issues|
|Women in Taoist History|
|Taoists and Dynasts|
|The Cultivated Life|
|Life, Death, and 'Transcendence'|