The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy

The Way of the World: Readings in Chinese Philosophy

by Thomas Cleary
     
 

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The
dynamic relationship between the individual and society has been a central
concern of Taoism from its ancient beginnings—which is perhaps why certain
Taoist classics, like Sun Tzu’s Art of
War,
are so often consulted these days for leadership advice. This
anthology presents a wide range of texts revealing the processes

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The
dynamic relationship between the individual and society has been a central
concern of Taoism from its ancient beginnings—which is perhaps why certain
Taoist classics, like Sun Tzu’s Art of
War,
are so often consulted these days for leadership advice. This
anthology presents a wide range of texts revealing the processes of integrating
personal spirituality with social responsibility central to Taoist tradition
across the centuries and throughout the schools. There are a wealth of
approaches to life in the world presented here, but at the heart of each is an
understanding that even a mystic must be socially responsible and that
self-cultivation is primary preparation for anyone called to lead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834823150
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2011
Series:
Shambhala Publications
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
569 KB

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Meet the Author

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

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