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The Tao of the West: Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought J.J. Clarke

The Tao of the West: Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought

J.J. Clarke

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781134625284
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288 pages
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In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui andMoreIn this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology and health.The Tao of the West not only provides a fascinating introduction to Taoism, it also offers a timely insight into the history of the Wests encounter with this ancient tradition, and into the issues arising from inter-cultural dialogue. Anyone interested in understanding the key influence Taoism has had on the West will welcome and embrace this book.