The Tao of the West: Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought

John James Clarke


The Tao of the West: Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought

The Tao of the West: Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought

  • Title: The Tao of the West: Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought
  • Author: John James Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780415206204
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback



In this book, J.J Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology and health.The Tao ofIn this book, J.J Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology and health.The Tao of the West not only provides a fascinating introduction to Taoism, it also offers a timely insight into the history of the West s encounter with this ancient tradition, and into the issues arising from inter cultural dialogue Anyone interested in understanding the key influence Taoism has had on the West will welcome and embrace this book.


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If you've read and enjoyed a Western translation or two of the Daodejing or Zhaungzi, then J.J. Clarke's book on the topic of this Westernised perspective of Daoism should be the next book on your reading list.In brief, the west, although often with best intentions, has mistranslated and misinterpreted a range of daoic concepts throughout its interaction with this philosophy-religion. This volume addresses many of these issues and realigns our view with what the Chinese view was and often still [...]

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