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Chinese Philosophy

This ancient tradition encompasses the divination system of the I Ching, the social teaching of Confucius, the poetic wisdom of Lao Tzu, and so much more. Its myriad forms remain objects of fascination because they’ve turned out to be as applicable to our lives today as they have been for millennia.

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  1. Heart of the Brush

    Heart of the Brush

    The Splendor of East Asian Calligraphy

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    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the history and art of calligraphy as it’s been practiced for centuries in China, Japan, and elsewhere in Asia. It works as a guide for the beginner hoping to develop an appreciation for Asian calligraphy, for the person who wants to explore calligraphy-creation, as well as for the expert or afficionado who just wants to browse through and exult in… Read More

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  2. Being Taoist

    Being Taoist

    Wisdom for Living a Balanced Life

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    • Eva Wong
    Taoism isn’t a spiritual extracurricular activity, it’s an integral practice for living all of life to the fullest. The modern Taoist adept Eva Wong is your guide to living well according to the wisdom of this ancient system. She uses the ancient texts to demonstrate the Taoist masters’ approach to the traditional four aspects of life—the public, the domestic, the private, and the spiritual—and shows how learning to balance them… Read More

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    $17.95
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  3. Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    A New Translation

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    • Lao Tzu
    Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu’s spiritual and philosophical classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text from 200 BCE and characters from the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu’s time. By accessing these earlier characters, Wilson is able to offer a text that is more authentic in language and nuance, while also preserving the poetry of the work. … Read More

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  4. The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts

    The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts

    The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life

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    • Hiroshi Moriya
    Here is a collection of ancient Chinese maxims on strategy, battlefield tactics, and deception—in the spirit of such classics as The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings—made fresh and relevant with contemporary examples and explanation. The origin of The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is unknown; however, the text is a synthesis of various military principles, political expressions, and even folk sayings, some of which are… Read More

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  5. The One Taste of Truth

    The One Taste of Truth

    Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea

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    • William Scott Wilson
    Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Here, renowned translator William Scott Wilson distills what is singular and precious about this traditional tea culture, and he explores the fascinating connection between Zen and tea drinking. He unpacks the most common phrases from Zen and Chinese philosophy—usually found in Asia printed on hanging… Read More

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  6. Hunger Mountain

    Hunger Mountain

    A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

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    • David Hinton
    Come along with David Hinton on a series of walks through the wild beauty of Hunger Mountain, near his home in Vermont—excursions informed by the worldview he’s imbibed from his many years translating the classics of Chinese poetry and philosophy. His broad-ranging discussion offers insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the Cosmos, from geology to Chinese landscape painting, from parenting to pictographic oracle-bone… Read More

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    $14.00
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  7. El arte de la guerra

    El arte de la guerra

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    • Sun Tzu
    Recopilado más de dos mil años atrás por un misterioso guerrero filósofo, El arte de la guerra sigue siendo, quizás, hoy en día, el libro de estrategia más prestigioso e influyente del mundo, estudiado en Asia por políticos modernos y ejecutivos con el mismo entusiasmo con el que fuera consultado en tiempos antiguos por jefes militares. Como estudio de la anatomía de las organizaciones en conflicto, El arte de… Read More

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  8. Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    A New Translation

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    • Lao Tzu
    Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and… Read More

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    $19.95
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  9. Master of the Three Ways

    Master of the Three Ways

    Reflections of a Chinese Sage on Living a Satisfying Life

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    • Hung Ying-ming
    At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming—a seventeenth-century Chinese sage—explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the “Three Creeds”—Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism—to… Read More

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  10. Taoism

    Taoism

    An Essential Guide

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    • Eva Wong
    For the first time, the great depth and diversity of Taoist spirituality is introduced in a single, accessible manual. Taoism, known widely today through the teachings of the classic Tao Te Ching and the practices of t'ai chi and feng-shui, is less known for its unique traditions of meditation, physical training, magical practice, and internal alchemy. Covering all of the most important texts, figures, and events, this essential guide… Read More

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