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Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory
£17.99

DAOISM EXPLAINED: FROM THE DREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY TO THE FISHNET ALLEGORY

PAPERBACK BY MOELLER, HANS-GEORG

£17.99

ISBN
9780812695632
IMPRINT
OPEN COURT PUBLISHING CO ,U.S.
 
 
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PUBLISHER
OPEN COURT PUBLISHING CO ,U.S.
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
160 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 AUG 2004

DESCRIPTION

Daoism Explained offers an interpretation of the tenets of Daoist philosophy on the basis of the imagery employed in various Daoist texts. The author explains the significance of such images as water and the female and allegories such as the Dream of the Butterfly, and shows how they connect to each other and how ancient Chinese philosophers understood them. The book also sheds new light on many important allegories by showing how modern translations often conceal the wit and humor of the Chinese original. Written for those who are interested in Asian beliefs and religions as well as for specialists in the field of comparative and Chinese philosophy, Daoism Explained is a comprehensive and fascinating - yet easy-to-follow - introduction to Daoist thought.