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Journal of Daoist Studies, Vol. 4

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Journal of Daoist Studies, Vol. 4 (2011)
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From Paradise to Garden:
The Construction of Penglai and Xuanpu

Daoist Imagery of Body and Cosmos, Part 2:
Body Worms and Internal Alchemy

Daoist Incantations for Acupuncture

Daoist-inspired Healing in Daily Life:
Lü Dongbin and the Multifaceted Roles of Chinese Barbers

A Daoist Career in Modern China:
Wang Xin’an of the Southern Peak

These Daoist Bones

Submitted by Gu Shen Yu on Sat, 12/11/2010 - 03:18
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Since ancient times, Daoists have used poetry and other art forms to express mystical experience, convey teaching, and transmit energy. A Daoist poem arises naturally out of the stillness of an empty mind, like fresh grasses in the springtime. Embracing both wuji (the unchanging absolute) and taiji (the dynamic polar world), a Daoist poem expresses the poet’s encounter with Dao (the way). In this collection, an American Daoist priest shares poetry inspired by his study of Daoist scripture and practice of Zuowang meditation (sitting forgetting).

The Way of Poetry

Submitted by LvKohn on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 21:01
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The Way of Poetry, by John Leonard (65 pages)

This concise, potent essay presents a first comprehensive theory of what “Daoist” poetry might involve. Beginning with the vision of the ancient classics and informed by Daoist practice, John Leonard searches through poetry from different cultures to find a class of putatively Daoist poetry outside the Chinese tradition. He then suggests ways to recognise its following of the Way and outlines basic principles and guidelines, also including a number of his own poems.

White Tiger, Green Dragon (Tigre Blanco, Dragon Verde)

Submitted by Lindegard on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 10:42
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White Tiger, Green Dragon (Tigre Blanco, Dragon Verde) by Simone Marnier follows the spiritual, erotic and psychic evolution of Tu Ming, a Taoist monk in Old China. Tu is apprenticed in sequence to five female adepts in the discipline known as the "dual cultivation," a kind of tantric yoga in which sexual techniques replicate states of spiritual progress. This practice culminates in the creation of a spiritual embryo at the moment of enlightenment.

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by Liu An, King of Huainan
translated and edited by John S. Major, Sarah A. Queen, Andrew Seth Meyer, and Harold D. Roth

Compiled by scholars at the court of Liu An, king of Huainan, in the second century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly organized, sophisticated articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know," the text emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, brilliantly synthesizing for readers past and present the full spectrum of early Chinese thought.

The Huainanzi locates the key to successful rule in a balance of broad knowledge, diligent application, and the penetrating wisdom of a sage. It is a unique and creative synthesis of Daoist classics, such as the Laozi and the Zhuangzi; works associated with the Confucian tradition, such as the Changes, the Odes, and the Documents; and a wide range of other foundational philosophical and literary texts from the Mozi to the Hanfeizi.

The product of twelve years of scholarship, this remarkable translation preserves The Huainanzi's special rhetorical features, such as parallel prose and verse, and showcases a compositional technique that conveys the work's powerful philosophical appeal. This path-breaking volume will have a transformative impact on the field of early Chinese intellectual history and will be of great interest to scholars and students alike.

March, 2010
Cloth, 1016 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-14204-5
$75.00 / £52.00

The Complementary Nature of Reality

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The Complementary Nature of Reality

Building on the Daoist-associated notion of two oppositional force tendencies in nature, this book presents the framework for a new model of science, one which is completely different from the reigning Western paradigm. In the process, many conventional constructs and theories become subject to reinterpretation — as arbitrary, one-sided representations of reality. This is a bold and provocative work that will challenge many fundamental premises about the world in which we live.

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The complete collection of Scriptures for the Morning & Evening Rites of the Orthodox Oneness Sect is now available for the first time in the English Language. The scriptures are a standard collection of prayers and invocations used by the Priests and Priestesses of the Mighty Commonwealth of Orthodox Oneness (Zheng Yi Pai) for daily recitation in the morning and evening. In addition to serving as a tool for daily worship and ritual, the prayers include valuable insight into the values and morals for living in harmony with the Dao.

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Western Bibliography of Taoism

Sixth improved and enlarged edition
Essen (Germany): Verlag Die Blaue Eule, 2010.
Pp.235 - ISBN 978-3-89924-287-4. Price: € 28,00 [D]

This bibliography makes accessible both the older and the most recent publications on Daoism (Taoism) in Western languages and provides a comprehensive survey of the edi¬tions of the texts of the Daoist Classics in those languages. The bibliography lists about 2420 original works and 360 translations.


Dao De Jing: with interpretations of classic scholars

Submitted by wenliang on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 01:31
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First edition 2010 ISBN: 9780982524602
LCCN: 2009907999 Translated by Wenliang Tao
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Journal of Daoist Studies volume 3, 2010

Submitted by LvKohn on Fri, 01/08/2010 - 18:33
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Alan K. L. Chan
Affectivity and the Nature of the Sage: Gleanings from a
Tang Daoist Master

Norman Harry Rothschild
Empress Wu and the Queen Mother of the West

Shih-Shan Susan Huang
Daoist Imagery of Body and Cosmos, Part 1:
Body Gods and Starry Travel

Kenneth R. Robinson
Daoist Geographies in Three Korean World Maps

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