Daoism Excavated: Cosmos and Humanity in Early Manuscripts

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ISBN-13: 9781931483629
Published: February 2016

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215 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Daoism Excavated explores issues of cosmogony and cosmology, notably the understanding and political application of oneness in the light of newly excavated Daoist manuscripts. They include the Hengxian, Taiyi shengshui, Fanwu liuxing, and the Four Classics of the Yellow Emperor as well as the various new finds of Laoziversions from Guodian, Mawangdui, and the Peking University Han edition.

    The work is meticulous and examines character variants and specific phrases in great detail, opening new understanding and powerful insights into the thinking and dynamics of early Daoist masters.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Zhongjiang Wang, Author

    • Livia Kohn, Translator

      Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is professor emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. The author or editor of over 40 books, she now lives in Florida, serves as the executive editor of the Journal of Daoist Studies, and runs various workshops and conferences. Her specialty is medieval Daoism and the study of Chinese longevity practices. She has written and edited numerous books and is a long-term practitioner of taiji quan, qigong, yoga, and meditation.
    • Livia Kohn, Translator

      Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is professor emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. The author or editor of over 40 books, she now lives in Florida, serves as the executive editor of the Journal of Daoist Studies, and runs various workshops and conferences. Her specialty is medieval Daoism and the study of Chinese longevity practices. She has written and edited numerous books and is a long-term practitioner of taiji quan, qigong, yoga, and meditation.