Understanding Taoism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places by Jennifer Oldstone-mooreUnderstanding Taoism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places by Jennifer Oldstone-moore

Understanding Taoism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places

byJennifer Oldstone-moore

Paperback | June 9, 2011

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This concise, illustrated introduction to Tao provides a unique distillation of this highly distinctive tradition, from its origins in ancient China to its place in society today. It covers nine key themes, including the life of Tao's founding sage Laozi and his teachings; the influential sacred writings of the Tao Te Ching and Zhuangzi; and the concept of wu wei (non interference).
Dr. Oldstone-Moore, Professor of Religion, specializes in Chinese religious traditions, specifically modes of Confucian religiosity, political and social aspects of Confucianism, and the transformation and continuity of the Confucian tradition from imperial to modern China, especially in the uses of both ritual and science.  She has pu...
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Title:Understanding Taoism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred PlacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 7.73 × 5.15 × 0.38 inPublished:June 9, 2011Publisher:Watkins MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907486720

ISBN - 13:9781907486722

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