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Daoist Thought

(This article is excerpt from Introducing Daoism written by Livia Kohn(2008), London: Routledg. ) Daoist thought in the West is represented first and foremost in the Daode jing, the best-known …

Confrontation in Chinese Understandings of Dao

(This article is excerpted from THINKING THROUGH CHINA (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by Jerusha Hull McCormack and John G Blair, chapter 7.) There is a basic confrontation in …

From Zhangzi to Today: Dào道

This article is excerpt from Jerusha Hull McCormack and John G Blair, THINKING THROUGH CHINA (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), chapter 7. Here is an English translation of The …

What Does Dao Mean in Chinese Culture?

This article is excerpted from Jerusha Hull McCormack and John G Blair, THINKING THROUGH CHINA (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), chapter 7. The Meaning of Dao in Chinese Culture …

Longevity

Longevity is distinctly a Chinese value, a long-standing goal of Chinese traditional medicine and a focus of Daoist religious practices. Valuing a long life in good health fits well with …

Fundamental operations of mind, Western & Chinese

This article is excerpted from Western Civilization with Chinese Comparisons, by Professor John G. Blair and Professor Jerusha Hull McCormack(2003), Fudan University Press. Below in condensed and abstract form are …

Daoist attitudes toward words

This article is excerpted from Western Civilization with Chinese Comparisons, by Prof. John G. Blair and Prof. Jerusha Hull McCormack(2003), Fudan University Press The Perfect Truth [quanzhen] Sect is the …

Epigraphs

This article is excerpted from Western Civilization with Chinese Comparisons, by Professor John G. Blair and Professor Jerusha Hull McCormack (2003), Fudan University Press Zhuangzi: “A path is made by …

Yang and Yin

This article is excerpted from Western Civilization with Chinese Comparisons, by John G. Blair and Jerusha McCormack (2003), Fudan University Press. Etymologically yang and yin are as intimately connected as …