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What Is Taoism?: and Other Studies in Chinese Cultural History
by Herrlee Glessner Creel
University of Chicago Press, 1982
Cloth: 978-0-226-12041-6 | Paper: 978-0-226-12047-8
Library of Congress Classification BL1925.C7 1970
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.50951

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
What Is Taoism? traces, in nontechnical language, the history of the development of this often baffling doctrine. Creel shows that there has not been one "Taoism," but at least three, in some respects incompatible and often antagonistic. In eight closely related papers, Creel explicates the widely used concepts he originally introduced of "contemplative Taoism," "purposive Taoism," and "Hsien Taoism." He also discusses Shen Pu-hai, a political philosopher of the fourth century B.C.; the curious interplay between Confucianism, Taoism, and "Legalism" in the second century B.C.; and the role of the horse in Chinese history.

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