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Original Tao : inward training (nei-yeh) and the foundations of Taoist mysticism.

Author: Harold David Roth
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2004.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Over the past twenty-five years, documents recovered from the tombs of China's ancient elite have sparked a revolution in scholarship about early Chinese thought, in particular the origins of Taoist philosophy and religion. In Original Tao, Harold D. Roth exhumes the seminal text of Taoism - Inward Training (Nei-yeh) not from a tomb but from the pages of the Kuan Tzu, a voluminous text on politics and economics in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold David Roth
ISBN: 0231115652 9780231115650
OCLC Number: 56652998
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 272 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A textual revolution --
"Textual archaeology" --
A "mystical hermeneutic" --
The significance of Inward training --
Beyond "Lao-Chuang" --
Ch. 1. The text of Inward training --
The literary genre of Inward training --
The nature and filiation of the Kuan Tzu collection --
The formation of the Kuan Tzu collection --
The dating and authorship of Inward training --
A Confucian Inward training? --
Ch. 2. A critical edition and translation of Inward training --
The critical edition of Inward training --
Technical terminology --
Translation of Inward training --
Ch. 3. The teachings of Inward training --
A thematic overview of Inward training --
The philosophical foundations of Inward training --
The practice of inner cultivation in Inward training --
Ch. 4. Inward training in the context of early Taoist mysticism --
What is mysticism? --
The mysticism of Inward training --
Inward training and the Lao Tzu --
Inward training and the Chuang Tzu --
The stages of meditation in inner cultivation practice --
Inner cultivation and physical hygiene --
Ch. 5. Inward training in the context of early Taoism --
Towards a definition of early Taoism --
Inward training and early Taoism.
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.


Revolutionizing received opinion of Taoism's origins in light of historic new discoveries, Harold D. Roth has uncovered China's oldest mystical text-the original expression of Taoist philosophy-and  Read more...


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In his rigorous scholarship of textual archaeology and mystical hermeneutics, Harold Roth has given us invaluable insights, the analytical tools and a perspective to examine the religious traditions Read more...

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