I am often asked about my sources and how others can lean more about Taoism and Chinese history and philosophy. As both a teacher and student, I see myself as what is known as a seeker. Someone always fine-tuning my direction, remaining humble, and knowing there is much more I have to learn.The fifty two resources below represent the most extensive list of book I have read and studied over the years.The number fifty two is significant to me personally because I was born in the Year if the Dragon, the 1952, and there are fifty two weeks in the year, meaning I can focus on one each week of year. Of course as time goes by new resources and books are added to my library collection. These are but a starting point as I go forward.
References and Further Reading
- __________ C. Graham, The Book of Lieh Tzu, A Classic of Tao, A Morningside Book, Columbia University Press, New York, NY 1990.
- __________ Martin Palmer, The Elements of Taoism, Elements Inc., 42 Broadway Street, Rockport, ME 01966 1991.
- __________ Rosemary and Kerson Huong, I Ching, A new Translation restores the authentic spirit to the Ancient Text, Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 1985.
- __________ Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry in Han, Wei and Six Dynasties, Translated by Xu Yuanchong, 2008.
- __________ Chinese Idioms and Their Stories, compiled and translated by Yang Liyi, 2007.
- __________ Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies, translated by Moss Roberts, Pantheon Books, New York, 1979.
- __________ Donald A Mackenzie, China and Japan Myths and Legends, Senate, an imprint of Studio Editions, Ltd, Princess House, 50 Eastcastle Street, London WIN 7AP, England, 1964.
- __________ The Songs of the South, An Anthology of Ancient Chinese Poems by Qu Yuan and other Poets, Penguin Classics, 1985
- __________ An article entitled “Monastic Life in Buddhism and Christianity”, pp. 14-17, Volume Three Number 5, Shambhala Sun , Creating Enlightened Society, May 1995.
- __________ Kristofer Schipper, The Taoist Body, translated by Karen C Duval, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA 1993.
- __________ Ding, Ming-Dao, Scholar Warrior, An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life, Harper Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 1990.
- __________ Thomas Merton, The Way of Chuang Tzu, published by New Directions, 1965.
- __________ Chuang Tzu – Basic Writings, translated by Burton Watson. Columbia University Press, 1964.
- __________ Robert G Henricks, Lao Tzu –Tao Te Ching, A New Translation based on the recently discovered Ma-Wang-Tui Texts, Ballantine Books, a Division of Random House, Inc., New York, NY 1989.
- __________ Hua-Ching Ni, The Complete Works of Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching and Hua Hu Ching, Severstar Communications Group, Inc., 1314 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 1979.
- __________ Hua-Ching Ni, The Subtle Universal Law and the Integral Way of Life, Severstar Communications Group, Inc., 1314 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 1979.
- ___________ Hua-Ching Ni, Teachings of Chuang Tzu – Attaining Unlimited Life, College of Tao and Traditional Chinese Healing, Los Angeles, 1989.
- __________ Diane Dreher, The Tao of Inner Peace, Harper Collins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 1990.
- __________ John Lash, The Tai Chi Journey, Elements Inc., 42 Broadway Street, Rockport, ME 01966 1989.
- __________ Lu Kuan Yu (Charles Luk), The Secrets of Chinese Meditation, Self Cultivation and Mind Control as taught in the Ch’an Mahayana and Taoist Schools in China, Samuel Weiser, Inc., Box 612, York Beach, ME 03910 1994.
- __________ Eva Wong, The Shambhala Guide to Taoism – A complete introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of an ancient Chinese spiritual tradition, Shambhala, Boston and London, 1997.
- __________ Eva Wong, Cultivating Stillness – A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind, Shambhala, Boston and London, 1992.
- __________ Dan C DeCarlo, Thought on Becoming a Sage, Interpretation of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching – The Guidebook to Leading a Virtuous Life, Bluewind Publishing, Beijing, China 2006.
- __________ Dan C DeCarlo, An America Journey through the I Ching and Beyond, One Hundred Flowers in Unity, Bluewind Publishing, Beijing, China 2004.
- __________ Luo Guanzhong, Three Kingdoms Volume II, Foreign Language Press, Beijing.
- __________ J. Marshall, The Mandate of Heaven, Hidden History of the I Ching, Columbia University Press, 2001.
- __________ Stephen Karcher, Total I Ching – Myths for Change, A Time Warner Book, 2003.
- __________ Stephen Karcher, Ta Chuan – The Great Treatise, The Key to Understanding the I Ching and Its Place in Your Life, Carrol and Brown Publishers, Limited, 2000.
- __________ Alan K.L. Chan, Two Visions of the Way – A Study of the Wang Pi and the Ho shang Kung , Commentaries on the Lao Tzu, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY 1991.
- __________ Lao-tzu’s Taoteching translated by Red Pine with selected commentaries of the past 2000 years, Mercury House, San Francisco, CA 1996.
- __________ The Essential Dogen, Writings of the Great Zen Master, edited by Kazahashi Tanahashi and Peter Levitt, Shambhala, Boston and London, 2013.
- __________ Brian Walker, Hua Hu Ching – The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu, Harper SanFrancisco, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 1992.
- __________ Richard John Lynn, The Classic of Changes, A New Translation of the I Ching as interpreted by Wang Pi, Columbia University Press, New York, NY 1994.
- __________ Stuart Alve Olson, The Jade Emperor’s Mind Seal Classic – The Taoist Guide to Health, Longevity, and Immortality, Inner Traditions Publishing, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont 2003.
- __________ Isabelle Robinette, Taoist Meditation – The Mao-Shan Tradition of Great Purity, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY 1993.
- __________ Samuel B Griffith, Sun Tzu – The Art of War, Oxford University Press, 1963.
- __________ The Art of War – Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles, Barnes and Noble Classics, New York, 2003.
- __________ Shi-King, The Classics of Confucius – Book of Odes, Forgotten Books, 2012.
- __________ The Classics of Confucius – Book of Documents, JuHu Books, 2013 (in Chinese)
- __________ The Tso Chuan – Selections from China’s Oldest Narrative History, translated by Burton Watson, Columbia University Press, New York, NY 1989.
- __________ Ben Willis, The Tao of Art – The Inner Meaning of Chinese Art and Philosophy, published by iuniverse, Inc., 2000.
- __________ George Rowley, Principles of Chinese Painting, Princeton University Press, 1974.
- __________ Yu Dan, Confucius from the Heart – Ancient Wisdom for Today’s World, Pan Macmillan, 2009.
- __________ Peter Mathiessen, The Snow Leopard, published by Penguin Books, 1987.
- __________ Wilhelm/Baynes, The I Ching or Book of Changes, Princeton University Press, 1950.
- __________ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way – A New Translation by Victor H Mair, based on the recently discovered Ma-Wang-Tui Manuscripts, Bantam Books, 1990.
- __________ A New Version of the Sayings of Confucius by Tianchen, Li, published in Qufu.
- __________ Arthur Waley, The Analects of Confucius, Vintage Books, New York, 1989.
- __________ Luo Chenlie, A Collection of Confucius Sayings, Qi Lu Press, Jinan, 1989.
- __________ Master Lam Kam Chuen, The Personal Feng Shui Manuel – How To Develop a healthy and harmonious lifestyle, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1998.
- __________ Hung Lou Meng, The Dream of the Red Chamber, Pantheon Books, 1973.
- __________ Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en.
- __________ Harold D Roth, Original Tao – Inward Training, Columbia University Press, 1999
- ___________ Lionel Giles, Taoist Teachings translated from the Book of Lieh Tzu, John Murray, London 1912