Explore TaoismRecommended reading


Desmond Murray, Moving As Water (ITS 2019) Click to order a copy

Wai-Yii Yeung, WAY OUT – A Daoist Path to a Fearless Life (ITS 2017) Click to buy from amazon

Daoist Identity: History, Lineage and Ritual (Google eBook)

Eva Wong, ‘Taoism’ (Shambhala, 1996)

Martin Palmer, ‘The Elements of Daoism’ (Element, 1991)

James Miller, ‘Daoism: A Short Introduction’ (Oneworld, 2003)

Ronnie L. Littlejohn, ‘Daoism: An Introduction’ (London: I B Tauris, 2009)

Martin Palmer, ‘The Book of Chuang Tzu (Compass)’ (Penguin, 1996)

‘Daodejing’, translated with Notes by Edmund Ryden, with an Introduction by Benjamin Penny (Oxford: OUP, 2008)

‘Tao Te Ching’, translated by D.C. Lau (Penguin Classics)

Arthur Waley and Li Chih-Ch’ang, ‘The Travels of an Alchemist: Journey of the Taoist Ch’ang-Chun from China to the Hindu Kush’ (SMC Publishing Inc, 2000)

Fabrizio Pregadio, ed., ‘The Encyclopedia of Taoism’ (London: Routledge, 2008)

Stephen Little, ed., with Shawn Eichman, ‘Taoism and the Arts of China’ (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000)

A. C. Graham, ‘Disputers of the Tao: Philosophical Argument in Ancient China’ (La Salle, Ill.: Open Court, 1989)

Livia Kohn, ed., ‘Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching’ (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1998)

Harold D. Roth, ‘Original Tao: Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism’ (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999)

Edward Slingerland, ‘Effortless Action: Wu-wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China’ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Isabelle Robinet, ‘Taoism: Growth of a Religion’ (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997)

Livia Kohn, ed. ‘Daoism Handbook’ (Leiden: Brill, 2000)

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