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Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy

Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy

Editors: Liu, Xiaogan (Ed.)

  • Most comprehensive introduction to Daoist Philosophy in any language
  • Best philosophical analyses of representative Daoist thinkers and texts by worldwide top scholars in the field 
  • Most up to date researches of the most extensive materials, including recently unearthed/discovered texts never known before
  • Includes the most divergent approaches, concerns, and arguments to advance further studies of Daoist Philosophy
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About this book

This is the first comprehensive companion to the study of Daoism as a philosophical tradition. It provides a general overview of Daoist philosophy in various thinkers and texts from 6th century BCE to 5th century CE and reflects the latest academic developments in the field. It discusses theoretical and philosophical issues based on rigorous textual and historical investigations and examinations, reflecting both the ancient scholarship and modern approaches and methodologies. The themes include debates on the origin of the Daoism, the authorship and dating of the Laozi, the authorship and classification of chapters in the Zhuangzi,  the themes and philosophical arguments in the Laozi and Zhuangzi, their transformations and developments in Pre-Qin, Han, and Wei-Jin periods, by Huang-Lao school, Heguanzi, Wenzi, Huainanzi, Wang Bi, Guo Xiang, and Worthies in bamboo grove, among others. Each chapter is written by expert(s) and specialist(s) on the topic discussed.

About the authors

Dr. LIU Xiaogan, receiving his PhD from Peking University in 1985, is professor, and the founding and honorary director of the Research Centre for Chinese Philosophy and Culture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He once taught and conducted research at Peking University, Harvard University, Princeton University, the National University of Singapore. He is the author of Classifying the Zhuangzi Chapters, Orientational Issues in Textual Interpretation, Laozi Gujin(The Laozi from the Ancient to Current), Quanshi yu Dingxiang (Hermeneutics and Orientation), Liangjihua yu Fencungan (Polarization and the Sense of Propriety), and the founding editor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy and Culture. He served as visiting professor and keynote speaker at famous Universities and Institutes in Asia, America, and Europe. He has received prizes and awards for excellence in teaching and research in universities at Beijing, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction: Difficulties and Orientations in the Study of Chinese Philosophy

    Liu, Xiaogan

    Pages 1-22

  • Did Daoism Have a Founder? Textual Issues of the Laozi

    Liu, Xiaogan

    Pages 25-45

  • Thematic Analyses of the Laozi

    Csikszentmihalyi, Mark

    Pages 47-70

  • Laozi’s Philosophy: Textual and Conceptual Analyses

    Liu, Xiaogan

    Pages 71-100

  • Early Daoist Thought in Excavated Bamboo Slips

    Xing, Wen

    Pages 101-126

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2927-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2926-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $349.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7680-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. October 28, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy
Editors
  • Xiaogan Liu
Series Title
Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2927-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2927-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2926-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7680-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 569
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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