From T’ai Chi to the Ming Dynasty, this is an engrossing guide to the elusive Chinese tradition of Daoism.
Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T’ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to learn more about the origins and nature of a profound tradition, and about its role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st century existence.
James Miller is a professor of politics and the chair of liberal studies at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of The Passion of Michel Foucault among other books. He lives in Manhattan, New York.
"Just the introductory text we have been waiting for - thoroughly up-to-date, admirably well written, and with an intelligent, and freshly different, thematic organization." N.J. Girardot - University Distinguish Professor, Lehigh University
"Just the introductory text we have been waiting for – thoroughly up-to-date, admirably well written, and with an intelligent, and freshly different, thematic organization."
– N.J. Girardot - University Distinguish Professor, Lehigh University
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