Daoism: Bolinda Beginner Guides

Narrated by: Keith Brockett
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st-century T’ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general listeners who wish to learn more about the origins and nature of a profound tradition, and about its role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st-century existence.

©2003 James Miller (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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“In this short volume, the author gives his readers not the last word on Daoism but invaluable handles to develop your own understanding of this rich and complex tradition.” ( China Review International)

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Acceptable but very dry.

There is a kind of subtle arrogance in the author that rubs the wrong way. This is a general overview and history, but comes off dry and boring, a sort of academic work without heart but also without the depth one usually gets as a tradeoff. There is nothing wrong with this book, but it is not fun, and wasn't for me.

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Packed with information !!

A wonderful introduction to the study of Taoism and interesting Chinese history. A wealth of knowledge for the beginner.