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Dream Trippers

Author : David A. Palmer
ISBN : 9780226484846
Genre : History
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Anthropologists David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler explore the globalization of Daoism: the interactions between international spiritual tourists, traditional Chinese monks, and American scholar-practitioners at the sacred Daoist mountain of Huashan, China. Palmer and Siegler show how the spiritual and religious histories of China and the West intersect, collide, and interpenetrate, revealing the paradoxes and dilemmas of the search for spiritual authenticity in a globalized world.--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Confucianism And Spiritual Traditions In Modern China And Beyond

Author : Fenggang Yang
ISBN : 9789004215696
Genre : Religion
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Confucianism is reviving in China and spreading in America. This multidisciplinary volume includes philosophical and theological articulations of Confucianism and other spiritual traditions for the modern and globalizing world, and empirical studies of and analytical reflections on Confucianism and other traditions in Chinese societies by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists.
Category: Religion

Introducing Contemplative Studies

Author : Louis Komjathy
ISBN : 9781119156703
Genre : Religion
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The first book-length introduction to an exciting new interdisciplinary field—written by an internationally recognized leader of the Contemplative Studies movement This is the first book-length introduction to a growing and influential interdisciplinary field focused on contemplative practice, contemplative experience, and contemplative pedagogy. Written by an internationally recognized leader in the area, Introducing Contemplative Studies seeks to provide readers with a deep and practical understanding of the nature and purpose of the field while encouraging them to find a place of their own in an increasingly widespread movement. At once comprehensive overview, critical reflection, and visionary proposal, the book explores the central approaches and issues in Contemplative Studies, tackles questions and problems that sometimes go unaddressed, and identifies promising new developments. The author also discusses contemplative pedagogy, an experiential approach to teaching and learning informed by and expressed as contemplative practice. This is a major introduction to a fast emerging interdisciplinary field that will be invaluable to those interested in the area. The only comprehensive introduction to the emerging, interdisciplinary field of Contemplative Studies Written by a distinguished leader in the Contemplative Studies movement who is founding Co-Chair of the Contemplative Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion Informed by ten years of research and practice, the book explores the field’s varied approaches and expressions Offers critical reviews of trends which will create discussions both within and outside the Contemplative Studies Liberally illustrated with both images and charts Introducing Contemplative Studies is a must-read for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, teachers and scholars in Contemplative Studies, as well as anyone who is curious about contemplative practice, meditation, contemplative experience, contemplative pedagogy, contemplative science, and, of course, the exciting field of Contemplative Studies generally.
Category: Religion

Daoist China Governance Economy Culture

Author : Livia Kohn
ISBN : 9781931483353
Genre : Political Science
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Traveling in China today and walking about in various cities, it is easy to observe the continued unbridled construction of huge, megalithic high-rise complexes in vast stretches of the country, complete with the untrammeled despoiling of nature and intensification of pollution, as well as the ever increasing vibrancy of the Chinese people, glued to their cell phones and actively connected online, always moving about and hustling for yet another deal. At the same time, using the internet without a VPN and talking to academics at various universities, it becomes obvious that there is a massive increase in repressive measures by the state, the tightening of the intellectual control of both content and expression, the fluctuating inaccessibility of information sources that used to be perfectly fine. What, the question arises, is going on here? Where China stands today and where is it headed from here? And what, in all of this, is the role and place of Daoism? These sixty vignettes on "Daoist China" present different aspects of life in China, in each case describing the current situation and connecting it to the role and changing facets of Daoism today, focusing in turn on dimensions of governance, economics, and culture.
Category: Political Science

Daoism In The Twentieth Century

Author : David A. Palmer
ISBN : UCSD:31822039391222
Genre : Philosophy
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An interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the social history and anthropology of Daoism from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the evolution of traditional forms of practice and community, as well as modern reforms and reinventions. Essays investigate ritual specialists, body cultivation and meditation traditions, monasticism, new religious movements, state-sponsored institutionalization, and transnational networks"--Publisher's Web site.
Category: Philosophy

Ein S Kulares Zeitalter

Author : Charles Taylor
ISBN : 9783518740408
Genre : Philosophy
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Was heißt es, daß wir heute in einem säkularen Zeitalter leben? Was ist geschehen zwischen 1500 – als Gott noch seinen festen Platz im naturwissenschaftlichen Kosmos, im gesellschaftlichen Gefüge und im Alltag der Menschen hatte – und heute, da der Glaube an Gott, jedenfalls in der westlichen Welt, nur noch eine Option unter vielen ist? Um diesen Wandel zu bestimmen und in seinen Folgen für die gegenwärtige Gesellschaft auszuloten, muß die große Geschichte der Säkularisierung in der nordatlantischen Welt von der frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart erzählt werden – ein herkulisches Unterfangen, dem sich der kanadische Philosoph Charles Taylor in seinem mit Spannung erwarteten neuen Buch stellt. Mit einem Fokus auf dem »lateinischen Christentum«, dem vorherrschenden Glauben in Europa, rekonstruiert er in geradezu verschwenderischem Detail die entscheidenden Entwicklungslinien in den Naturwissenschaften, der Philosophie, der Staats- und Rechtstheorie und in den Künsten. Dem berühmten Diktum von der wissenschaftlich-technischen »Entzauberung der Welt« und anderen eingeschliffenen Säkularisierungstheorien setzt er die These entgegen, daß es die Religion selbst war, die das Säkulare hervorgebracht hat, und entfaltet eine komplexe Mentalitätsgeschichte des modernen Subjekts, das heute im Niemandsland zwischen Glauben und Atheismus gefangen ist.
Category: Philosophy

The Civil Sphere In East Asia

Author : Jeffrey C. Alexander
ISBN : 9781108427838
Genre : Social Science
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Examines a range of contemporary social and cultural conflicts in East Asia and the echoes they have throughout the world.
Category: Social Science

Geschichte Der Chinesischen Philosophie

Author : Wolfgang Bauer
ISBN : 9783406722899
Genre : Philosophy
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Wolfgang Bauer bietet einen Überblick über die chinesische Philosophie von ihren Anfängen im 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Er entschlüsselt philosophische Begriffe von der Bildhaftigkeit alter Zeichen aus und geht dem engen Zusammenhang der chinesischen Philosophie mit den politischen und sozialen Verhältnissen nach. So entsteht ein eindrucksvolles Gesamtbild der Lehren des Konfuzianismus, des Daoismus und der buddhistischen Philosophenschulen.
Category: Philosophy

Welten Des Bewu Tseins

Author : Rolf Verres
ISBN : 3861354098
Genre : Consciousness
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Category: Consciousness