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Taoism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date May 19, 2003
Pages 112
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195219333
ISBN-10 0195219333
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
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A concise introduction to Taoism blends well-written commentary with illustrations and photographs to accurately depict this influential Asian religion.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Existing in China alongside Confucianism and Buddhism throughout the centuries, Taoism has had a major impact on Chinese intellectual and spiritual life. This concise guide offers an engaging introduction to the precepts, history and practices of Taoism, in a well-designed and attractively illustrated volume that includes dozens of color photographs.
The book illuminates Taoism--its main beliefs and rituals, the key sacred texts, the status of the religion today. We learn that the term Tao ("Way") signifies the natural pattern underlying all cosmic change and transformation, the way in which qi (life force) is endlessly created and dissolved to form the myriad phenomena of the universe. Focusing on one's development as an individual and on establishing harmony with nature, Taoism teaches that to achieve order and harmony in one's own life and in the cosmos, one must learn to perceive the Tao in nature and to act--or refrain from acting--in accordance with it. The idea of strengthening oneself through attunement with natural forces is also applied to the preservation of the body through the quest for longevity. Oldstone-Moore also illuminates the history of Taoism, ranging from its founding by Laozi, who is believed to have written the Tao Te Jing, the main text of Taoist thought, to the religion's decline in the early twentieth century, due to the impact of anti-religious movements, the most radical of which was Chinese Communism, to its recent resurgence.
Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, this volume would make a wonderful gift for someone interested in Eastern religion or Chinese culture.

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9780195219333 | details & prices | 112 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $19.95
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