Do Nothing & Do Everthing: An Illustrated New Taoism [NOOK Book]

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The power of the Tao has accompanied the author through the journey of his life, from pupil during the Chinese Cultural Revolution to professor at an American liberal arts college. In Do Nothing and Do Everything: An Illustrated New Tao, Zhao applies the ideas of Wu Wei (do nothing) and Wu Bu Wei (do everything) to modern life.

Rich and humorous illustrations convey the subtle ideas that go beyond language and are re-created in the same style ...
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Do Nothing & Do Everthing: An Illustrated New Taoism

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Overview

The power of the Tao has accompanied the author through the journey of his life, from pupil during the Chinese Cultural Revolution to professor at an American liberal arts college. In Do Nothing and Do Everything: An Illustrated New Tao, Zhao applies the ideas of Wu Wei (do nothing) and Wu Bu Wei (do everything) to modern life.

Rich and humorous illustrations convey the subtle ideas that go beyond language and are re-created in the same style as the ones the author draws impromptu on the blackboard in his classes. Do Nothing and Do Everything is supplemented by observations of American and Chinese life.

This introduction to ancient Taoism is conveyed in a lighthearted and humorous manner. This illustrated new Taoism will answer the widespread thirst for an alternative approach to life, and a longing for health, tranquility, and spiritual liberation.

Mentioned in Martha Stewart Living, August 2010
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Editorial Reviews

Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University - Kang Liu
Humorous, simple, and profound, Do Nothing and Do Everything demonstrates the convincing usefulness of Taoism in contemporary society. Both an erudite writer and a philosophical illustrator, Qiguang Zhao has built three bridges in one stroke: the first between the ancient and the modern, the second between the East and the West, and the third between words and pictures. Once you open this book, you will be drawn across these bridges to a relaxing, comforting, and inspiring wonderland, where you
Professor of Anthropology, Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan - James F. Fisher
He may talk about doing nothing, but Qiguang Zhao seems to do everything, as he deftly weaves various strands of Eastern and Western wisdom. The result is a gem, worthy of interest to those inclined to think outside our ethnocentric boxes.
author, The Enlightenment Process - Judith Blsckstone
Profound and practical wisdom springs to life in this insightful account of the ancient and ever-present Taoist teachings. Qiguang Zhao’s gift as a storyteller combines with his deep understanding of Taoist principles to make this book both enjoyable and instructive.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013360402
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Well-known on Chinese TV, Qiguang Zhao is Burton and Lily Levin Professor of Chinese and Chair of Asian Languages & Literature at Carleton College. A student during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, his rich experience and heritage offer a unique perspective on the concepts of doing nothing and doing everything.
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    Love this book.

    Love this book.

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