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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. The Taoist Classics (Volume 1)

    The Taoist Classics (Volume 1)

    The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary

    This collection of translated texts includes: Tao Te Ching: Cleary's original translations of the great classic of Taoism, accompanied by his commentary illuminating the text and its context. Chuang-tzu: The "Inner Teachings" of a widely influential compendium of wisdom stories, fables, and anecdotes. Wen-tzu: Understanding the Mysteries: Another core text of Chinese Taoism, containing teachings also attributed to the author of the … Read More

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  2. The Taoist Classics (Volume 3)

    The Taoist Classics (Volume 3)

    The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary

    This collection of translated texts includes: Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook: An extraordinarily rich and diverse collection of Taoist writings from the fifth century BCE to modern times. The Secret of the Golden Flower: The Classic Chinese Book of Life: Essentially a practical guide to the integration of personality—hailed by C. G. Jung as a link between the insights of the East and his own… Read More

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  3. The Taoist Classics (Volume 2)

    The Taoist Classics (Volume 2)

    The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary

    This collection of translated texts includes: Understanding Reality: A Taoist Alchemical Classic: A tenth-century text on the principles of inner alchemy. The Inner Teachings of Taoism: The essentials of self-transformation according to the Complete Reality School of Taoism, with commentary by Liu I-ming. The Book of Balance and Harmony: These essays, conversations, poetry, and songs about the secrets of Taoism teach how… Read More

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  4. The Taoist Classics (Volume 4)

    The Taoist Classics (Volume 4)

    The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary

    This collection of Taoist texts includes: The Taoist I Ching: The classic "Book of Change" illuminated by the commentary of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Taoist adept Liu I-ming. The first part of the book is the text of I Ching proper with Liu's commentary. The second part is Liu's commentary on two additional sections—known as the Overall Image and the Mixed Hexagrams—added to the … Read More

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  5. Tao Teh Ching

    Tao Teh Ching

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    • Lao Tzu
    The most widely known and read Chinese classic in the West, the Tao Teh Ching is a series of insightful comments on life and nature. Part poetry, part paradox, always forceful and profound, the Tao Teh Ching has been leading its readers to expand their view of life since it was written over two thousand years ago. The Tao Teh Ching teaches that the… Read More

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  6. The Art of War

    The Art of War

    The Denma Translation

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    • Sun Tzu
    Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation is in knowing those things that make up the environment and then arranging them so that their power becomes available to us. It is not necessary to change the nature… Read More

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  7. The Art of War

    The Art of War

    The Denma Translation

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    • Sun Tzu
    Previous translations of The Art of War have presented Sun Tzu's classic from the point of view of military strategy, Chinese history, or Taoist philosophy. This translation—accompanied by the translators' in-depth essays and illuminating line-by-line commentary—offers a fresh perspective on this ancient Chinese text. Here, Sun Tzu's strategic principles of warfare (based as they were on the fundamental insights of the Chinese spiritual and philosophical tradition) are seen… Read More

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  8. Lieh-tzu

    Lieh-tzu

    A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

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    • Eva Wong
    The Lieh-tzu is a collection of stories and philosophical musings of a sage of the same name who lived around the fourth century BCE. Lieh-tzu's teachings range from the origin and purpose of life, the Taoist view of reality, and the nature of enlightenment to the training of the body and mind, communication, and the importance of personal freedom. This distinctive translation presents Lieh-tzu as a friendly, intimate companion speaking… Read More

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  9. The Book of Tea

    The Book of Tea

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    • Kakuzo Okakura
    This modern classic invites the reader to discover a unique tradition that has come to symbolize wisdom, beauty, and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates the Way of Tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in the Zen discipline known as the Japanese tea ceremony—an enchanting practice bringing together such arts as architecture, pottery, and flower arranging to create an experience that delights… Read More

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  10. The Buddhist I Ching

    The Buddhist I Ching

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    • Chih-hsu Ou-i
    For centuries the I Ching has been used as a basic map of conscious development, containing the underlying principles of all religions, and highly prized by followers of Buddhism. Chih-hsu Ou-i uses the concepts of Tianti Buddhism to elucidate the I Ching —concentration and insight, calmness and wisdom, and various levels of realization. Skillfully translated by Thomas Cleary, this work presents the complete text of the … Read More

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