Submitted by James Miller on Sat, 02/21/2009 - 14:17
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The following bibliography is adapted from "The consumption of Chinese traditions in contemporary Euro-American society" by Elijah Siegler in Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies edited by James Miller (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006).[1]

Primary Sources: Books Introducing Daoism to America

Blofeld, John. 1968 [1965]. I Ching. New York: E.P Dutton.

Bynner, Witter.1944. The Way of Life According to Laotzu: An American Version. New York: John Day.

Carus, Paul. 1898. Lao-tze’s Tao-Te-King. Chicago: Open Court Publishing.

Cheng Man-ch’ing and Robert K. Smith. 1967. T’ai Chi: The Supreme Ultimate Exercise for Health, Sport, and Self-Defense. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle.

Chia, Mantak and Maneewan Chia. 1993. Awaken Healing Light of the Tao. Huntington, N.Y.: Healing Tao Books.

Delza, Sophia. 1961. Body and Mind in Harmony: T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Wu Style): An Ancient Chinese Way of Exercise. New York: David McKay.

Dhiegh, Khigh Alx. 1973. The Eleventh Wing: An Exposition of the Dynamics of the I Ching for Now. New York: Dell Books.

Feng, Gia-fu. 1970. Tai Chi a Way of Centering and I Ching. London: Collier.

Healing Tao. 2001. Chi Newsletter. Huntington, NY: Healing Tao Books.

Hoff, Benjamin. 1982. Tao of Pooh. New York: Dutton.

Huang, Al Chung-liang. 1984 [1973]. Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: the Essence of T’ai Chi. Moab, Utah: Real People Press.

Jung, C.G. 1962 [1922]. ‘Commentary,’ in The Secret of the Golden Flower, translated by Richard Wilhelm. New York: Harcourt, Brace.

Kotzsch, Ronald E. 1985. Macrobiotics: Yesterday and Today. New York: Japan Publications.

Kushi, Michio. 1977. The Book of Macrobiotics: The Universal way of Health and Happiness. Tokyo: Japan Publications.

Liu Ming, 1998. The Collected Frost Bell. Santa Cruz, Calif.: Orthodox Daoism in America, 2 vols.

Maisel, Edward. 1963. Tai Chi for Health. New York: Holt, Rinehart.

Seven Star Communications, n.d.  Ageless Wisdom for Modern Life. Santa Monica.

Siou, Lily. 1973. Chi Kung. Hong Kong: Lily Siou’s School of the Six Chinese Arts.

Siu, R.G.H. 1968. The Man of Many Qualities: A Legacy of the I Ching. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.

Towler, Solala. 1997. Embarking on the Way: A Guide to Western Taoism. Eugene, Ore.: Abode of the Eternal Tao.

Van Gulik, Robert. 1961. Sexual Life in Ancient China. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Watts, Alan. 1975. Tao: The Watercourse Way. New York: Pantheon Books.

Wilhem, Richard. 1951. The I Ching or The Book of Changes. Trans. by Cary F. Baynes. London: Routledge.

Wong, Eva. 1990. Seven Taoist Masters. Boston: Shambhala, 1990.

Wong, Eva. 1997. The Shambhala Guide to Taoism. Boston: Shambhala.

Wong, Eva. 2001. A Master Course in Feng Shui. Boston: Shambhala.

Yang Jwing-Ming. 1989. The Root of Chinese Chi Kung: The Secrets of Chi Kung Training. Jamaica Plain, Mass: Yang’s Martial Arts Association.

Secondary Sources: Critical Studies of American Daoism

Clarke, J. J. 2000. The Tao of the West. London: Routledge.

Kirkland, Russell. 1999. ‘Teaching Taoism in the 1990s.’ Teaching Theology and Religion 1: 111-119.

Kirkland, Russell 1997. "The Taoism of the Western Imagination and the Taoism of China: De-Colonializing the Exotic Teachings of the East." Paper presented at the University of Tennessee 20 October 1997.

Komjathy, Louis. 2003. Daoist Organizations in North America. Internet: posted on September 15, 2003. Updated on August 10, 2004

Komjathy, Louis. 2004. "Tracing the Contours of Daoism in North America." Nova Religio 8.2 (Nov. 2004): 5-27.

Melton, J. Gordon. ed. 1990. New Age Encyclopedia. Detroit: Gale.

Seager, Richard Hughes, ed. 1993. The Dawn of Religious Pluralism: Voices from the World’s Parliament of Religion, 1893. LaSalle: Open Court Press.

Yang, Fenggang. 1999. Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities. University Park, Penn.: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Yang, Jeff, Dina Gan and Terry Hong, eds. 1997. Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.