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Wu, a longtime student of Chinese culture and religion, has created a densely illustrated and rather technical yet accessible introduction to the Yijing (I Ching) for the general reader; his system purports to get the beginner started in eight days. While its level of detail may be overwhelming for the true novice, his guide should prove useful to many. Sorajjakool (religion, psychology, & counseling, Loma Linda Univ.) approaches the notoriously elusive philosophy of Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi) on behalf of the general reader. Without yielding up his Christianity, he sees the useful heart of the Chinese sage's wisdom as a kind of "wise passivity," abetted, if not exactly endorsed, by the likes of Heidegger and Krishnamurti. For most collections.