Philosophy & Religion

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Taoism under the T’ang

Religion & Empire During the Golden Age of Chinese History

by T. H. Barrett

This work by a noted scholar of East Asian history and religions sheds light on Taoism, China’s great indigenous religion, during the T’ang dynasty (618–907), a vibrant and glorious period of Chinese history.

112 pp, 5.25 x 8, Hard
Chinese history / Taoist studies
ISBN: 978-1-891640-25-4

Daoism in China

An Introduction

by Wang Yi'e

Describes the history of the religion; introduces Daoist masters, lineages, and sects; and explains key deities, temples, and sacred places, as well as Daoism's core texts and scriptures.

208 pp, 5.5 x 8.25, Soft
96 photos
Chinese religion & culture
ISBN: 978-1-891640-39-1

Immovable Wisdom: The Art of Zen Strategy

The Teachings of Takuan Soho

translated with commentary by Nobuko Hirose

Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645) taught that with the mind rooted in "immovable" wisdom, one's response to the unexpected is always instantaneous and correct. His precepts and practice of calligraphy, painting, poetry, martial arts, and the tea ceremony inspired, among others, Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's most famous swordsman.

192 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
ISBN: 978-1-891640-71-1

Pacing the Void

T'ang Approaches to the Stars

by Edward H. Schafer

Attempts to recreate for the 20th-century reader the sky and the apparitions that ornament it as they were conceived, imagined, and reacted to by the men of T'ang-dynasty China.

368 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Chinese culture / Literature
ISBN: 978-1-891640-14-8

The Divine Woman

Dragon Ladies and Rain Maidens in T'ang Literature

by Edward H. Schafer; foreword by Gary Synder

An important exploration of Chinese mythology focused on the diverse and evocative associations between women and water in the literature of the T'ang dynasty by the eminent Sinologist.

240 pp, 5.5 x 7.25, Soft
Chinese literature / Culture
ISBN: 978-1891640-48-3


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