An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism: The Wisdom of the Sages (Treasures of the World's Religions)

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Containing 118 stunning color illustrations, this beautiful book provides an introduction to Taoism, one of the great religious and philosophical movements in Chinese thought. Incorporating selections from J.C. Cooper's writings, it explores the concept of the Tao (Way), the symbolism of Yin-Yang, and the thought of the leading Taoist sages. Also included are sections on Taoist art, the symbolism of plants and animals, the Taoist garden, and the relationship of Taoism with Buddhism and Hinduism.

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Jean C. Cooper was born in Northern China, where she spent much of her childhood. She attended school in both China and England and studied Philosophy at St Andrew's University. She lectured on Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Symbolism, wrote several books and articles on Taoism and was a regular contributor to the journal Studies in Comparative Religion. She died in 2003.

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