Taoism: The Enduring Tradition

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Routledge, 2004 - History - 282 pages
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"From Taoism's spiritual philosophy to its practical perspectives on life and death, self-cultivation, morality, society, leadership, and gender, Russell Kirkland brings to life the Taoist vision as expressed by followers through the centuries. Through attention to Taoism's key elements and examples from the lives of Taoist men and women, he reveals the real contexts of the Tao te ching and Chuang-tzu, and of Taoist understandings of life which still reverberate in modern practices such as feng-shui and t'ai-chi ch'uan. His guide to this long misrepresented tradition presents a new paradigm for understanding Taoism in the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET.

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Russell Kirkland is Associate Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the executive board of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions, and of the board of directors of the U.S. Taoist Association. He has been writing on Taoism for over twenty years.

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