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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. Hua Hu Ching

    Hua Hu Ching

    The Later Teachings of Lao Tzu

    • by
    • Hua-Ching Ni
    Lao Tzu, the legendary author of the Tao Te Ching , is also credited with the authorship of the Hua Hu Ching , which embodies some of his later teachings. During a time of political turmoil in the fourteenth century, all copies of this work were banned and ordered to be burned. Thus, few if any complete and accurate manuscripts exist today. Fortunately, the complete teachings of the… Read More

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  2. The Tao of Organization

    The Tao of Organization

    The I Ching for Group Dynamics

    • by
    • Cheng Yi
    Of particular interest for its application to business strategizing, this edition of the well-known ancient Chinese classic I Ching (The Book of Changes) guides readers through the intricacies of group dynamics and relationships within organizations of all kinds. The root text is supported by a commentary from the eleventh-century scholar Cheng-Yi, founder of the movement known as Lixue, the "study of inner design." Cheng contended that by understanding… Read More

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  3. The Book of the Heart

    The Book of the Heart

    Embracing the Tao

    • by
    • Loy Ching-Yuen
    These inspirational and poetic teachings, written by a modern Taoist master, will be a compelling source of reflection for all those acquainted with the Tao-te-Ching, the Analects of Confucius, the Buddhist sutras, or the Zen poetry of Han Shan, Basho and Ryokan. Loy Ching-Yuen stresses the importance of practice rather than speech or ideals. Viewing the heart as the center of right-mindedness and self-empowerment, he teaches benevolence, humility,… Read More

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  4. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion

    The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion

    Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen

    • edited by
    • Gert Woerner,
    • Stephan Schuhmacher
    With more than four thousand entries and over one hundred illustrations, this encyclopedia offers a complete survey of the four major religious traditions of Asia. It is designed not only for students and scholars but also to help general readers find their way through the thicket of unfamiliar words and concepts that are often encountered today in various fields such as the health professions, psychotherapy, the sciences, and the media.… Read More

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  5. Cultivating Stillness

    Cultivating Stillness

    A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind

    • by
    • Lao Tzu
    Equanimity, good health, peace of mind, and long life are the goals of the ancient Taoist tradition known as "internal alchemy," of which Cultivating Stillness is a key text. Written between the second and fifth centuries, the book is attributed to T'ai Shang Lao-chun—the legendary figure more widely known as Lao-Tzu, author of the Tao-te Ching . The accompanying commentary, written in the nineteenth century by Shui-ch'ing… Read More

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  6. Wen-tzu

    Wen-tzu

    Understanding the Mysteries

    Lao-tzu, the legendary sage of ancient China, is traditionally considered to be the author of the Tao Te Ching, one of the most popular classics of world literature. Now Lao-tzu's further teachings on the Tao, or Way, are presented here in the first English translation of the Chinese text known as the Wen-tzu. Although previously ignored by Western scholars, the Wen-tzu has long been revered by… Read More

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  8. The Art of War

    The Art of War

    • by
    • Sun Tzu
    Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it as been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to… Read More

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  9. Tao Teh Ching

    Tao Teh Ching

    • by
    • Lao Tzu
    Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or "The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue," has probably had a greater influence on Asian thought that any other single book. It is also one of the true classics of world literature. Traditionally attributed to the near-legendary "Old Master," Lao Tzu, the Tao Teh Ching teaches that the qualities of the enlightened… Read More

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  10. The Book of the Heart

    The Book of the Heart

    Embracing the Tao

    • by
    • Loy Ching-Yuen
    These inspirational and poetic teachings, written by a modern Taoist master, will be a compelling source of reflection for all those acquainted with the Tao-te Ching, the Analects of Confucius, the Buddhist sutras, or the Zen poetry of Han Shan, Basho, and Ryokan. Loy Ching-Yuen stresses the importance of practice rather than speech or ideals. Viewing the heart as the center of right-mindedness and self-empowerment, he teaches benevolence,… Read More

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